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.).
Both the tenant and the landlord or their agent should sign the completed property condition report.
If you are a boarder/lodger we suggest you compile a Property Condition Report to protect yourself. If the owner or agent won't sign the document, you can ask someone else to sign it; this must be someone who has seen any damage as listed. Photographs of the damage will help support your claims of any damage.
You should keep a copy of the Property Condition Report as this report can help you avoid any potential conflict at the end of a tenancy.
Information and advice about the Property Condition Report can be obtained from the Department of Commerce: Tel: 1300 304 054