Renting a property in NSW
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This is a guide for people who are renting or looking to rent a property in NSW.
It provides information about finding somewhere to rent, your rights and responsibilities, getting help with costs, and when you move out of the property.
Deciding where to rent a home is an important decision. Before you start looking at properties, it can help to make a budget, decide what type of property you want and decide who you’ll be living with.
Once you are clear on what you want, it’s time to find a place to live. This will involve looking for properties that match your needs, inspecting the properties in person and applying for the properties you like.
When you start a lease, you’ll usually need to sign a lease, pay a bond and complete the condition report.
Other information you may need when renting a property can include: