The bond should be held with the Rental Bond Authority, and whilst the LL can ask for the bond, they cannot automatically take it... if you disagree... there is a process to follow, and the RTA will attempt to resolve the dispute.
You can lodge a Form 16 - Dispute Resolution Form with the RTA at no cost.
Here is a link:
You can email the form to:
If the RTA is unable to resolve the dispute, they will issue a Notice of unresolved dispute, so that matter can be taken to QCAT - the Qld Civil and Administrative Tribunal, for a decision.
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