Quick Guide for First Time Renters

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Renting - documents a tenant should receive before moving in

  • Information booklet relating to renting in your state
  • Copy of the tenancy agreement
  • Copy of the bond lodgement form
  • Original and copies of the condition report - to be checked, completed and signed, then returned to the office in the required time frame
  • Receipt for initial rent amount, letting fees and bond
  • Photocopy of all keys and remote controls (if any)
  • Emergency contact number details

Your LJ Hooker property investment manager will be able to offer you additional information that is applicable to your particular circumstances.

Renting - routine inspection checklist

Your landlord or real estate agent will carry out a periodic inspection of the property to ensure it is being well cared for and any routine repairs are made. This inspection may include the following:

  • The property is being maintained in a clean and tidy condition.
  • The grounds are being maintained in a clean and tidy condition.
  • The property is not being damaged in any way.
  • There are no more than the number of people specified on the tenancy agreement are living at the property.
  • No pets are housed at the property, unless otherwise agreed to.
  • Any maintenance issues identified can be attended to.

Areas where the tenant does not agree with what is stated on the condition report should be noted on the appropriate section of the document. You must complete the inspection report and return it to the agent/owner within the specified number of days or the condition of the property is deemed to be accurate as at the agent's completion.

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