NSW Landlord Information Statement

Before renting your residential property to a tenant, you (the landlord) will need to sign an acknowledgement on the residential tenancy agreement that you have read and understood this information (the Landlord information statement).

Penalties apply if this is not met.

Before renting out your property, you must make sure that the property is reasonably clean, is fit to live in and is in a reasonable state of repair. You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that:

• there is no legal barrier to occupy the property as a residence (e.g. environmental planning restrictions or no council approval to use the property as a residence)

• your property complies with health and safety laws (e.g. pool fencing, electrical installations, smoke alarms, window and balcony safety)

• the property is reasonably secure

• all light fittings are fitted with working globes.

To be fit to live in, your property must (at a minimum):

1. be structurally sound

2. have adequate natural or artificial lighting in each room, except storage rooms or garages

3. have adequate ventilation

4. be supplied with electricity or gas, and have enough electricity or gas sockets for lighting, heating and other appliances

5. have adequate plumbing and drainage

6. have a water connection that can supply hot and cold water for drinking, washing and cleaning

7. have bathroom facilities, including toilet and washing facilities, that allow users’ privacy.

For more information visit: https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/608383/Landlord-information-statement.pdf

Don’t forget to upload all agreements and checklists to the RealRenta platform to form part of the tenancy file.

Not yet a subscriber? Join now and get 50% off the normal subscription fees: https://mailchi.mp/realrenta/50-deal-2020

Jason Gwerder
Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Join our mailing list Receive Free Property Tips and news

Now Partnered With


Contact Us

1300 11 RENT (7368)