Tenants may be in for bonus
FORMER tenants who paid a rental bond over the past 10 years could be in line for a New Year bonus.
The Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) is holding more than $2.7 million in unclaimed rental bonds from people either forgetting to cash their refund cheques or not providing an address where their fund could be sent.
Premier Peter Beattie said a media campaign was launched in April in an attempt to return the bond money.
‘‘It had some success with more than 2000 refunds worth more than $200,000 going back to tenants but there is still a large sum waiting to be claimed,’’ he said.