When you move in, you must record the condition of the property on the Entry Condition Report.
This is only required in rooming accommodation if a bond has been charged. The lessor, agent or provider must complete an Entry Condition Report and give you a copy on or before the day you are entitled to move in. You have three days, from the day you are entitled to move in, to inspect the premises and write your comments on the form.
You must sign the form, and return a copy to the lessor, agent or provider. Make sure you keep a copy for your records. The lessor, agent or provider, must also make a copy of the report and return it to you within 14 days.
The Entry Condition Report provides important evidence about the condition of the property when you move in. Take time to inspect the premises carefully. Check that items are working before you say they are. Note the condition of any carpet, floors, curtains, blinds, walls, windows, and the standard of any lawn or garden area.
It can also be useful to take photos as additional evidence. If you disagree with anything the lessor, agent or provider has written on the Entry Condition Report, you can add your own comments in the column headed ‘Tenant’ or ‘Resident’. If you don’t have enough room, write your comments on a separate piece of paper. Sign and date each page and attach them to the form.
Your lessor, agent or provider must keep a copy of the Entry Condition Report for at least 1 year after the tenancy ends.
Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of Queensland Inc
Further information and advice for Queensland tenants can be sourced from www.tuq.org.au