Before renting your residential property to
a tenant, you (the landlord) will need to sign an acknowledgement on the residential tenancy agreement that you have read and understood this
information (the Landlord information statement).
Penalties apply if this is not met.
Before renting out your property, you must
make sure that the property is reasonably clean, is fit to live in and is in a
reasonable state of repair. You must take all reasonable steps to ensure that:
there is no legal barrier to occupy the property as a residence (e.g.
environmental planning restrictions or no council approval to use the property
as a residence)
• your property complies with health and
safety laws (e.g. pool fencing, electrical installations, smoke alarms, window
and balcony safety)
• the property is reasonably secure
all light fittings are fitted with working globes.
To be fit to live in, your property must
(at a minimum):
1. be structurally sound
2. have adequate natural or artificial
lighting in each room, except storage rooms or garages
3. have adequate ventilation
4. be supplied with electricity or gas, and
have enough electricity or gas sockets for lighting, heating and other
5. have adequate plumbing and drainage
have a water connection that can supply hot and cold water for drinking,
washing and cleaning
have bathroom facilities, including toilet and washing facilities, that allow
For more information visit: https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/608383/Landlord-information-statement.pdf
Don’t forget to upload all agreements and checklists
to the RealRenta platform to form part of the tenancy file.
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Wednesday, 15 April 2020