BOND BOARD INFORMATION
From 1 July 2009 rental bonds must be paid to the Rental Deposit Authority(RDA) or to a real estate agent. If they are paid to the agent, then the agent must forward the bond to the RDA. This rule applies to existing rental agreements that are renewed or extended after 30 June 2009.
Paying a bond
- The agent must give the tenant a partially completed Bond Lodgement Form with his or her signature. The form states the amount of the bond.
- Everyone who contributes to the bond must sign the form. The form can then be lodged at ServiceTasmania along with payment of the bond. Tenants may choose to pay and lodge the form directly with the RDA by post if they prefer.
- ServiceTasmania will issue the tenant with two copies of the receipt, one of which must be given to the agent. The tenant may then gain access to the property. If the form and bond money is lodged with a property agent or directly with the RDA, then the RDA will post receipts directly to the tenant.
Rental Deposit Authority
GPO Box 1244
Hobart Tasmania 7001 www.consumer.tas.gov.au/renting