Inspecting a property

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 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