Choosing your home:

  • Transport to Uni
  • Signs of pests or mould, water pressure, noise
  • What is included in the price (e.g., electricity, internet)

Before moving in:

  • Start and finish dates on lease/contract
  • Penalty for leaving early
  • Full legal name and address for landlord
  • Condition report – photos of damage
  • Email yourself photos, lease/contract, and receipts (bond/deposit and rent)

Before you move in:

  • Take photos of any damage to the property and email it to yourself.
  • Store a copy of your agreement and all of your receipts (bond/deposit and rent).

While you are living there:

  • Condition report or photos of damage
  • Communicate with landlord in writing (emails) for everything

When you move out:

  • Photos showing no damage
  • Submit bond claim form (leases only)

Need advice?

If you need advice on understanding, negotiating or ending a contract, contact an SRC Caseworker. p: 9660 5222
You can also contact a specialist Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service. Google: Tenants.

Updated 9/2/21