Renting? Get a copy of the Pocket Guide for Tenants

The Pocket Guide for Tenants – house and units is for tenants who live in houses, flats, units, townhouses and houseboats. It outlines a tenant’s rights and responsibilities while renting.

When renting…

You must
» pay the rent on time
» keep the property clean and undamaged and leave it in the same condition it was in when you moved in (fair wear and tear excepted)
» abide by the terms of the tenancy agreement
» respect your neighbours’ right to peace and quiet

The property owner/manager must

» ensure the property is vacant, clean and in good repair at the start of the tenancy
» respect your privacy and comply with entry requirements
» carry out repairs and maintenance
» meet all health and safety laws
» lodge your bond with the RTA