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:
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.