New tenant checklist

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Video transcript: Starting and ending a lease (Word, 83KB)

At the start of every tenancy, the landlord or agent should give you:

  • a copy of our guide, Renting a home: a guide for tenants (PDF, 2.7MB) or Renting a home: a guide for tenants (Word, 348KB)
  • a copy of your lease (tenancy agreement) within 14 days of you signing it
  • two copies of the premises condition report
  • a copy of the owners corporation rules (if applicable)
  • a bond lodgement form for you to sign, so the bond money can be lodged with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA)
  • details of whether the agent can authorise urgent repairs, and the maximum amount they can authorise (if an agent manages the property)
  • a phone number you can use to contact the landlord or agent out of business hours for urgent repairs
  • the landlord's or agent's full name, a postal address for sending them documents, and an email address (if they consented to receive notices and other documents this way)
  • keys to all the locks in your new home.