A bond on a rented home is the tenant’s money being held in trust in case there is damage or loss of rent at the end of a tenancy. Right now, it’s a race between the lessor and the tenant to see who gets the bond claim in first. Tenants can be left arguing their innocence rather than the lessor giving evidence of their claims. If bond claims end up in the Tribunal it should be the agent or lessor who has to make the application, not the tenant.
To Make Renting Fair in Queensland, the bond should always be returned to tenants unless the lessor makes a substantiated claim against the bond.