New option to require lodgement of rental bonds

June 8, 2023

Until now, listing categories have commonly been used to indicate whether providers will lodge their bond with their state authority such as NSW Fair Trading or the Residential Tenancies Authority in Queensland.

We now have a more streamlined way to do this, with a new option under Admin > Settings > Listings to require bond lodgement for all listings where a bond is required.

This setting allows for customising the name of the authority (e.g. "The RTBA" for Victorian universities).

When this option is enabled, providers won't be able to enter a bond unless they commit to lodging it with the authority.

Trying to submit a listing for a vacant property without ticking this box will result in an error, e.g:

For rooms in shared houses, a similar validation error is used if any of the rooms listed require a bond.