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 must give you:

If applicable, they must also give you:

  • a copy of your lease (tenancy agreement) within 14 days of you signing it (if your agreement is in writing)
  • two copies of the premises condition report (if you paid a bond)
  • a bond lodgement form for you to sign (if you paid a bond), so the bond money can be lodged with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority
  • details of whether the agent can authorise urgent repairs, and the maximum amount they can authorise (if an agent manages the property)
  • a copy of the owners corporation rules (if the property is in an owners corporation).