Condition Report

Documentation of property's condition 

Understanding your rights and responsibilities will help you ensure a positive experience with your neighbours, real estate agent or landlord.

Lease/tenancy agreements differ between states, so ensure you have the appropriate documentation for your state. Refer to the following website for information on your rights and responsibilities in NSW: 

http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/Tenants_and_home_owners/Renting_a_home.html

Before deciding to rent a property there are a few rules and regulations you need to know. A Residential Tenancy Agreement or ‘lease’ will be drawn up. This is the legal contract that both you and your landlord must abide by.

The lease should include information such as:

  • Location of the property
  • Rent amount
  • Bond amount
  • Start and end date of your tenancy
  • The landlords’ name

Tip: Never sign a blank form. If you do not understand something, contact the correct authority and ask for advice.