A state-specific property condition report template is there to benefit both landlords and tenants.
It must be completed shortly after the tenancy starts - to delay is to increase the chance of disputes regarding when damages occurred.
A standard property report lists, room-by-room, the contents and condition of your premises. Anything broken or worn should be catalogued. Photographs are also an excellent way to document the condition of the property when a tenant first moves in.
The report should then be used as a point-of-reference for future. If a bond is taken, it's compulsory to complete a condition report. In cases when a bond it not taken, completing a condition report is still advisable.
Both landlord and tenant should sign the completed property condition report. If for any reason on party refuses to, an external witness is acceptable.
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