How to find Accessible Housing?
UQ Rentals has badged housing identified by Landlords/Providers as an accessible property, with the following:
Please note that these properties have not been inspected or assessed by UQ staff and we recommend that you visit the property to ensure the facilities meet your needs.
Providers have been directed to the Queensland Government webpage Finding an accessible property to rent or buy for information on accessible features.
If you cannot view the above booklet, you may download a PDF copy here
What is UQ Rentals?
UQ Rentals is a website featuring vacant rooms and properties that are suitable for students and staff who hold a UQ student/staff number at the time of registering. Owners, landlords, real estate agents and students use the site to advertise their vacancy.
What are the benefits to students?
- Accommodation Services manages the UQ Rentals site
- Listings show where your property is located on a map of Brisbane and indicates how far from each UQ campus the property is.
- Listings have ‘Street View’, allowing potential tenants the opportunity to view the outside of the property and the surroundings.
- Potential tenants can search for specific types of accommodation, certain suburbs, and lease duration and room type to fit their needs.
What are the benefits to accommodation providers?
- Over 45,000 students have access as well as UQ staff.
- It is free to register and there are no charges for any listings; listings stay active for 4 weeks and can be re listed free of charge.
- UQ Rentals gives you the opportunity to provide in-depth information about your property, along with images and location information.
- UQ Rentals keeps track of how many times your listing has been viewed.
- Accommodation providers can remove their listing once it has become occupied.
How do I register with UQ Rentals?
Registering is quick and easy;
- Visit www.uqrentals.com.au
- Select the ‘Register’ tab under the ‘Accommodation providers’ heading.
- Provide an e-mail address and choose a password
- Create your listing!
- Current Students & UQ Staff: please use your UQ Login to register.
- Future Students: once you have accepted your offer (and paid any necessary fees), you will be issued with a UQ Login which will allow you to register as a current student.
When possible please wait for this login to be issued in order to access UQ Rentals, otherwise, please register here, and forward us your Confirmation of Enrolment document.
For domestic students this will occur once you accept your QTAC offer.
- Accommodation providers: please register to access the website.
What information should I include in my listing?
You should include as much information as possible, in order to give potential tenants the best understanding of what your property is like.
Your listing needs to provide clear, accurate information on the following:
- type of property,
- how many rooms are vacant within the property,
- the rental price of each room/property,
- the size of the rooms/property,
- whether the property is furnished or unfurnished,
- inclusions in rental payments (e.g. utilities),
- what payments are required prior to tenancy (e.g.bond),
- other costs associated with the tenancy not included in the rent (e.g.cleaning, utilities, internet)
- the length of the lease, and
- the location of the property and details of local amenities, particularly public transport links.
Listings which include photographs will have a priority in the order of listings.
You can include as many photos as you like; this will provide potential tenants with a good understanding of the property.
If you require further information about UQ Rentals, please call 3365 3419 or e-mail email@example.com
Our Top Tips for House-Hunting:
- Never sign up for a property that you haven't inspected
- Take some time to consider a few different suburbs - prices, size & quality may vary with location
- Ensure you understand all of the tenancy documentation before you sign anything
- Try to meet all of the house-mates before moving into a share-house if possible
- If you are new to renting make sure you attend an Accommodation Information Session