QLD tenants lent a helping hand
Queenslanders in rental properties across the state are urged to contact their real estate agent if they have been impacted by recent floods.
The Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) said assessments are currently underway in flood-affected regions, with accredited agencies providing advice and information to tenants about how to deal with the situation.
The organisation's chief executive officer Anton Kardash said REIQ members were also working to help displaced tenants find new lodgings.
"The REIQ has provided advice and information to its membership on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in emergency situations such as these," Mr Kardash explained.
He went on to say that it is also vital to keep lines of communication open between tenants and agents.
"While some real estate agencies have been impacted by the floods, it is important for tenants to contact their property managers directly if they have any major issues with their rental properties."
With many parts of the state still underwater, Mr Kardash said the REIQ will not make any comments on the full affect on the real estate sector yet.