Property Condition Report

When a bond is paid, a landlord or owner must prepare a condition report.

The report notes the general condition of the property, room or caravan, including fittings and fixtures.


The condition report is important because it can be used as evidence if there is a dispute about who should pay for cleaning or damage, particularly at the end of a tenancy.

Even if no bond has been paid, we recommend completing a condition report. This can assist in settling any disputes about the condition of the property.

If possible, take photos of the property before the tenant or resident moves in to show its condition.

If your tenant or resident has paid a bond, you must give them two signed copies of the condition report before they move in. Failure to do so could result in a penalty.

The tenant or resident should record their observations of the property in the condition report and give you a signed copy of it.

When the lease ends, we recommend you complete the ‘Exit condition report’ section of the condition report. The exit condition report will help you compare the property’s condition from the beginning to the end of the tenancy.

You may be able to use the condition report to claim part or all of the bond at the end of a tenancy if:

  • a tenant or resident has damaged the property, room or hired caravan or site during their stay, or
  • items are missing.

Make sure you upload all reports, photos and videos onto the RealRenta platform, to form part of the file for your tenancy.

Use RealRenta to communicate with your tenants and take advantage of the automated date and time –stamping for all transactions and interactions.Start your Free trials: https://app.realrenta.com/Signup.aspx

Download a Free Property Condition Report here: https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/369946/Tenancy-condition-report.pdf



Jason Gwerder
Friday, 13 December 2019

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