Forgotten bonds to assist needy families

29/05/2014

Local Members are calling on residential tenants and rental property owners to check if they are one of the almost 43,000 Queenslanders who have forgotten to claim their bond refund.

 

The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) is holding $9.35 million in forgotten bonds which have accumulated over the past 25 years.

 

“I want to encourage people who may have forgotten their bond refund to contact the RTA and claim back their rightful bond money,” Mr Holswich said.

 

“Under current laws any bond which has not been claimed for more than seven years may be reinvested into affordable housing for some of Queensland’s most vulnerable people.”

 

“Tenants and landlords will however still retain their right to claim any forgotten bond, even after the seven year period has lapsed,” Mr Ruthenberg said.

 

“This is a win-win scenario for everyone and allows the Government to continue delivering on our election promise to revitalise frontline services.”

 

 

Unclaimed bonds by Suburb

 

Suburb/s

 

Postcode

 

Number of unclaimed bonds

 

Total $ Value

Bray Park,   Brendale, Cashmere, Clear Mountain, Joyner, Strathpine, Warner

     

 

 

4500

189

 

$28396.04

 

Lawnton

4501

37

 

$4254.74

 

Petrie

4502

39

 

$8970.35

 

Dakabin,   Griffin, Kallangur, Kurwongbah, Murrumba Downs, Whiteside

4503

159

 

$21306.93

 

Narangba

4504

48

 

$10045.16

 

Burpengary

 

4505

 

66

 

$10167.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone who believes they may have forgotten bond can contact the RTA on 1300 366 311 or visit www.rta.qld.gov.au