Council's rights, obligations and responsibilities as landlord

Brisbane City Council as landlord has rights and responsibilities in relation to the management of the community facilities it leases and licenses to the community.

Our rights and obligations

Council has the right to enter a leased or licenced premises at any reasonable time after giving written notice to the tenant. In an emergency, Council may enter at any time, without giving prior notice to the tenant.

Council may install, maintain, use and replace any pipes, ducts, conduits and wires passing through leased or licensed premises and run water, air, electricity, sewerage or any other service as required. It may also grant easements or other rights over the premises.

Council will not interfere with the tenant's use and occupation of the premises more than is reasonably necessary.

Our responsibilities

Council responsibilities to lease and licence tenants include:

  • undertaking condition audits and providing your organisation with a copy of the condition audit, including any maintenance schedule you must implement
  • undertaking a regular grass cutting program of up to 20 cuts per year
  • checking in with your organisation at least once a year
  • contacting you about your lease or licence renewal at least nine months before its expiry date.

More information

For further advice on Council's rights and responsibilities as landlord, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

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