Completing a condition report
Learn what to include when filling out the report.
You’ll receive a copy of the condition report when you sign the lease. It details the general condition of the property, room by room, and gives space for you to write your own assessments of the condition of the property.
You’ll need to complete your part of the condition report and return a copy to the landlord or agent within 7 days of starting your lease.
It’s important to be as detailed as possible and note down any damaged, broken or missing fixtures if not already listed on the report. You should also take photos to prove your claims.
- carpet stains
- scratched paint
- holes or cracks in walls or tiles
- signs of mould or dampness.
The condition report is a record of the condition of the property at the point you move in. When you move out, any damage not listed in the condition report (that isn’t considered reasonable wear and tear) may be used by the landlord or agent to claim some of your bond money.
Learn more about condition reports at NSW Fair Trading.