In addition to general landlord responsibilities, each State and Territory has their own specific requirements:
Before the start of each tenancy, a landlord must provide
their tenant with a copy of thw Office of Fair Trading Booklet- "The Renting
Landlords must issue a receipt for bond monies and lodge the
bond with the Office of Regulatory Services within 2 weeks.
Tenants must also be issued with 2 copies of the Condition
Report within one day of moving in.
The tenant must return this report to the landlord within 2
weeks, stating any disagreement with the report.
Landlords must provide tenants with a copy of the ‘New
Tenant Checklist” available on the NSW Fair Trading website before the lease
agreement is signed.
Fines can be applied if the correct procedure is not
Landlords must also be aware of discrimination and fair
trading laws and 90 days is required if no new lease has been signed, following
the expiry of a fixed-term lease.
Landlords have an obligation to provide tenants with " A
Guide to Renting In The Northern Territory”, provided by the Department of
NT Landlords must also organise the tenancy agreement and
provide the tenant with a copy of the agreement and complete a condition report
in the presence of the tenant.
NT Landlords must also sign the tenancy/condition report
once it has been reviewed and signed by the tenant and provide the tenant with
a fully executed copy within 7 days.
Queensland landlords must ensure their premises, is fit to
live in and in a good state of repair. Security must also be of a reasonable
standard and a key for each lock must be provided to the tenant.
SA landlords must provide a property that is in a clean and
reasonable standard and they must provide proper receipts and maintain a record
of all transactions relating to the tenancy.
Landlords in Tasmania are required tom provide tenants with
a copy of the booklet "Renting in Tasmania”.
Landlords are required to provide a tenancy agreement and
condition report and must give tenants between 14 and 28 days’ notice to end a
Victorian landlords have strict guidelines when it comes to
entering their property. An agreement has to be made with the tenant, 7 days
However a landlord can give 24 hours notice if they have to
carry out repairs, value the property, show the property to prospective
buyers/tenants, or provide a reasonable belief that the tenants are remiss in
their obligations or to make one general inspection in a 6 month period.
WA landlords are required to provide their tenants with a
copy of the form "Schedule 2- Information for tenants (A statement of your
rights and duties)”, as well as rental agreement.
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