Rooming accommodation agreement (Form R18)
Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008
Page 6 of 7 v9 Sep21
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22 Provider’s right to enter resident’s room
– ss 257-262
The provider or the provider’s agent may enter the resident’s
room during this agreement only if the obligations under
sections 257 to 262 have been complied with.
Division 7 When agreement ends
23 Ending of agreement – s 366
(1) This agreement ends only if –
(a) the resident and the provider agree in writing; or
(b) the provider gives a notice to leave the rental premises to the
resident by a stated day and the resident leaves the rental
(c) the provider or resident gives a notice to the other party
terminating this agreement on a stated day; or
(d) a tribunal makes an order terminating this agreement; or
(e) the resident abandons the resident’s room; or
See section 509 for indications that a resident has abandoned
(f) after receiving a notice from a mortgagee under section
384, the resident vacates, or is removed from, the rental
(2) Also, if a sole resident dies, this agreement terminates in
accordance with section 366(7) or (8).
24 Condition room must be left in – s 253(i)
At the end of this agreement, the resident must leave the
resident’s room and inclusions, as far as possible, in the same
condition they were in at the start of this agreement, fair wear
and tear excepted.
Examples of what may be fair wear and tear –
• wear that happens during normal use
• changes that happen with ageing
At the end of this agreement, the resident must return to the
provider all keys for the resident’s room and the rental premises.
26 Goods or money left behind in rental premises
– ss 392 and 393
(1) The resident must take all of the resident’s belongings from the
rental premises at the end of this agreement.
(2) The provider must not treat belongings left behind as the
provider’s own property, but must deal with them under sections
392 and 393.
Division 9 Miscellaneous
27 Supply of goods and services – s 176
(1) The provider or the provider’s agent must not require the
resident to buy goods or services from the provider or a person
nominated by the provider or agent.
(2) Subclause (1) does not apply to a requirement about a food
service, personal care service or utility service.
See section 176 for what is a utility service and schedule 2 of the Act
for what is a food service and a personal care service.
28 Provider’s agent
(1) The name and address for service of the provider’s agent is
stated in this agreement for item 3.
(2) Unless a special term provides otherwise, the agent may –
(a) stand in the provider’s place in any application to a tribunal
by the provider or the resident; or
(b) do any thing else the provider may do, or is required to do,
under this agreement.
(1) A notice under this agreement must be written and, if there is an
approved form for the notice, in the approved form.
(2) A notice from the resident to the provider may be given to the
(3) A notice may be given to a party to this agreement, the
provider’s agent or a representative –
(a) by giving it to the party, agent or representative personally; or
(b) if an address for service for the party, agent or representative
is stated in this agreement for item 1, 2, 3 or 4 – by leaving
it at the address, sending it by prepaid post as a letter to the
(c) if a facsimile number for the party, agent or representative
is stated in this agreement for item 1, 2, 3 or 4 and item
5 indicates that a notice may be given by facsimile – by
sending it by facsimile to the facsimile number in accordance
with the Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001; or
(d) if an email address for the party, agent or representative
is stated in this agreement for item 1, 2, 3 or 4 and item 5
indicates that a notice may be given by email – by sending
it electronically to the email address in accordance with the
Electronic Transactions (Queensland) Act 2001.
(4) A party, the provider’s agent or a representative may withdraw
his or her consent to notices being given to them by facsimile or
email only by giving notice to each other party that notices are
no longer to be given to the party, agent or representative by
facsimile or email.
(5) If no address for service is stated in this agreement for item 2 for
the resident, the resident’s address for service is taken to be the
address of the rental premises.
(6) A party, the provider’s agent or a representative may change his
or her address for service, facsimile number or email address
only by giving notice to each other party of a new address for
service, facsimile number or email address.
(7) On the giving of a notice of a new address for service, facsimile
number or email address for a party, the provider’s agent or
a representative, the address for service, facsimile number or
email address stated in the notice is taken to be the party’s,
agent’s or representative’s address for service, facsimile number
or email address stated in this agreement for item 1, 2, 3 or 4.
(8) Unless the contrary is proved –
(a) a notice left at an address for service is taken to have been
received by the party to whom the address relates when the
notice was left at the address; and
(b) a notice sent by post is taken to have been received by the
person to whom it was addressed when it would have been
delivered in the ordinary course of post; and
(c) a notice sent by facsimile is taken to have been received at
the place where the facsimile was sent when the sender’s
facsimile machine produces a transmission report indicating
all pages of the notice have been successfully sent; and
(d) a notice sent by email is taken to have been received by the
recipient when the email enters the recipient’s email server.
(9) In this clause –
representative means a person acting for the resident under
30 Dictionary – Schedule 2
personal care service means a service of regularly providing a
(a) help in—
(i) bathing, toileting or another activity related to personal
(ii) dressing or undressing; or
(iii) consuming a meal; or
(iv) meeting a mobility problem of the resident; or
(v) taking medication; or
(b) help in managing the resident’s ﬁnancial affairs.