Beginning a Tenancy - Security Deposits and Condition Reports
If you are required to pay a security deposit (which cannot exceed 4 weeks rent) the landlord/agent must provide you with 2 copies of a report stating the condition of the property at the beginning of your tenancy. You should inspect the property thoroughly and note on the report anything that you find. It is also a very good idea to take extensive dated photos of the property at the beginning of your tenancy. Once you have completed the condition report you must sign and return a copy to the landlord / agent (within 2 days of your tenancy beginning).