Tenancy in the ACT - What is a Condition of Premises Report?

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The landlord (or agent) is obliged to give you 2 copies of a completed ‘Condition of Premises Report’ (also referred to as an ‘inventory’) within 1 day of moving in.

You must return a copy of this form within 2 weeks, indicating your agreement or disagreement with the report or parts of the report (STT 22).

The report details the state of repair of the property and lists rooms and fittings. Check the report very carefully and write down details of any marks on the walls, stains on the carpet, faulty equipment, damage etc.

The report will be used as evidence at the end of the tenancy if there are any disputes. It is best to be thorough and take photographs (even video) of the condition of the premises when you move in.

If the landlord/agent doesn't give you a report to fill in, then do one of your own as soon as possible after moving in. You can download a blank Condition Report from our website to fill in. Click here for the report

If you don’t agree with their condition report make sure you have made your own observations clear in the report and make a copy to keep for yourself before you return a copy to them.

VERY IMPORTANT - Keep a copy of everything for your own records!


Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

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