Property condition reports
A property condition report should be completed just before, regularly during and at the end of a tenancy. There is a mandatory property condition report form which sets out the MINIMUM contents to be included in the report.
The property condition report sets down, on a room-by-room basis, the exact contents and condition of the premises at the beginning of the tenancy. It should also state if anything in/on/around the property broken or in poor condition, (eg. a torn flyscreen in bedroom one; cracked wall; stained carpet in the lounge; broken door handle in the bathroom).
Both the lessor and the tenant should sign the report when it's completed. If either won't sign the document, an independent person can do it.
The property condition report can then be compared directly with inspection and leaving reports, which will help avoid or minimise potential conflict.
It is important to be aware of what is a tenant's or lessor's responsibility for any maintenance and repairs.
Property condition report
This is a mandatory form. The items shown are not to be deleted, however items may be added. A word version is available.
Share this page: