Evidence of the condition of the premises

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The best evidence that you can have is visual evidence, video and/or photographic. Take the time to record all rooms inside the premises, and (if applicable) the outside too.

If any areas are raised as an issue at the final inspection (eg an area of carpet, or a crack in the shower screen) then take additional close up photos of these areas.

So, take your camera and download a blank Condition Report to take to the final inspection in case there are disputes. You could also arrange for a reputable third party—eg, a work colleague, friend, or neighbour— to go through on the day of the final inspection and make a written statement about the state of cleanliness and general condition of the premises on the date you vacate.

This extra effort could make all the difference when it comes to getting your bond money back! See 'Claiming the Refund of Your Bond.'

Form more information see 'Bond'

 

Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

Further information and advice for ACT tenants can be sourced from

www.tenantsact.org.au