Inspecting a property
Learn what to look for in a rental property when attending an inspection, and what real estate agents or landlords have to tell you about the property.
What to look out for
You usually need to view a property in person before you apply or sign a lease.
When inspecting a property, pay attention to:
- its condition
- if the doors and windows are secure
- the amount of natural light
- if it’s properly insulated
- if outdoor areas will need a lot of maintenance
- the street parking conditions if there’s no car space.
What the landlord has to disclose
The landlord or agent will need to tell you if the property:
- is going to be sold or repossessed
- has been affected by flooding or a bushfire in the last 5 years
- is listed on the loose-fill asbestos insulation register
- was the scene of a serious violent crime in the last 5 years.
Learn more about choosing a rental property at NSW Fair Trading.