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Tips for Tenants

Before you rent, you should know your rights and duties as a tenant

There are a few important things to consider before deciding to rent a property. A Residential Tenancy Agreement or ‘lease’ will be drawn up and is the legal contract that both you and your landlord must abide by.

A lease should include information such as;
If there is anything you don’t understand, don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek advice

Rights and responsibilities when renting

Issues may arise when you are renting property and it is important that you are aware of who is responsible and have the issue dealt with before it becomes a bigger problem than it should be.

As a tenant you are obliged to do the following:
The landlord is obliged to:
When your bond and advance rent is paid, and you have signed a lease you will be provided with a Condition Report outlining the condition of the property at the time of the commencement of tenancy. Check this report carefully and immediately discuss any issues you may have with the agent.  Feel free to take photographs as a record.  Please click here to visit the Consumer Affairs Website to view the guide to tenants.