The Entry Condition Report
When you move in, your lessor, agent or provider should give you a prepared Entry Condition Report to complete.
This form is used to record the condition of the premises at the start of your tenancy.
The RTA provides three different Entry Condition Reports – Form 1a for general tenancies, Form 1b for moveable dwellings and Form R1 for rooming accommodation. Your lessor, agent or provider should complete their part of the Entry Condition Report before you move in.
They must give you a copy to fill in, either when you sign the agreement, or when you move in. In rooming accommodation, the obligation to use an Entry Condition Report only applies if you are required to pay a bond.
You do not have to complete the Entry Condition Report while the lessor, agent or provider is present. When the agreement begins, you have 3 days to inspect the premises, add your comments to the form, sign the form, and return it to the lessor, agent or provider.
Always keep a copy for your records. When you give the lessor, agent or provider a copy of your completed Entry Condition Report, they must make a copy and give you a copy within 14 days.
It’s an offence under the Act if the lessor, agent or provider does not provide you with a prepared Entry Condition Report. You can report this offence to the RTA. To record the condition of the premises you can obtain your own blank form, fill it in and provide a dated copy to the other party.
At the start of your tenancy the lessor, agent or provider must ensure the premises are clean, in good repair and comply with health and safety standards.