Property condition report

What is a Property Condition Report?

The Property Condition Report outlines the contents and condition of the property at the beginning of the tenancy. It can indicate anything that is broken or in poor condition, (e.g. cracked sink in the bathroom; stained carpet in bedroom two; broken light fitting in kitchen etc.). Under the Residential Tenancies Act, if you are renting as a tenant the owner/agent is required to complete this document and give you a copy.

Both the tenant and the landlord or their agent should sign the completed property condition report. If you are a boarder/lodger and have completed a Property Condition Report to protect yourself, but the owner or agent won't sign the document, you can ask someone else to sign it, but this must be someone who has seen any damage as listed. Take photographs of any damage to support your comments of any damage.

You should keep a copy of the Property Condition Report. This report can avoid any potential conflict at the end of a tenancy.

You can get useful advice and information from the Department of CommerceNorthern Suburbs Community Legal Centre and TenancyWA.

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