Lodging a Claim against a Tenant’s Bond in NSW

There are specific circumstances for landlords, where you can lodge a claim against a tenant’s bond.

These circumstances include if the tenant:

·      - still owes rent and/or has unpaid water usage bills;

·      - broke the lease early and has not paid the break fee;

·      - did not return all the copies of the keys given; and

·      - caused damage or did not leave the premises in a reasonably clean condition.

Tenants are not, however, responsible for fair wear and tear to the premises.


This could be caused by exposure, time or just ordinary use.


Tenants are only liable for negligent, irresponsible/ intentional actions that cause damage to the property.



These circumstances can include:

·      - tenants leaving holes in walls( installing picture hooks/shelves)

·      - unapproved paint jobs/wallpaper etc

·      - burns or cuts in the bench top.


Use RealRenta to record all communications between you and your tenant.

Don’t forget to upload all inspection checklists, photos and videos to the tenancy file.

Use RealRenta to automatically manage each tenancy.

RealRenta keeps comprehensive records of each transaction with time and date stamps for auditing purposes.

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* Get all the benefits of RealRenta’sledger by using RealRenta Essential- a completely FREE version of RealRenta.

RealRenta Essential enables property investors to take advantage of RealRenta’s ledger systems by manually entering in all transactions.

RealRenta Essential provides investors with all the benefits of the RealRenta platform, minus the automation.




Jason Gwerder
Thursday, 25 April 2019

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