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Useful Facts Without Opinions – Queensland’s rental marketplace

Once a year we get a look at some key stats on the changing face of Queensland’s rental marketplace when the Residential Tenancies Authority spits out their annual report. Holding every rental bond they’re in the best spot to observe the trends, so here’s some notes from their latest report:

• There’s 541,442 rental homes in this state

• The RTA holds bonds totaling $744m (and yes the government gets the interest on these)

•  Queensland’s median rent remains unchanged since June 2012 – at $350/week

• The median length of a tenancy in a house is 15.5 months (up more than 2 weeks on the previous year’s report) and 12.7 months for units

• The RTA received 26,197 requests for dispute resolution in 2014-15 (representing approx 5% of tenancies)

• When both parties participated in the RTA’s resolution process 80% of these were resolved without going to Tribunal

• Disagreements over bonds accounted for 52% of disputes