Property Condition Reports

Property Condition Reports – New requirements.

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Under the new legislation Section 27c deals with new requirements for Property Condition Reports.

Under this section, it will be compulsory to complete a property condition report at the beginning and at the termination of each tenancy agreement. A copy of the final property condition report must be provided to the tenant as soon as practicable, and in any event within 14 days, of the termination of the tenancy.

In preparing Property Condition Reports, it is important to remember the following:

  • The tenant must be provided with 2 copies of the PCR within 7 days of moving into a property. The PCR must be a written report.
  • The tenant may disagree wwith the content of the PCR by ‘marking’ a copy and returning the copy to the property manager or lessor
  • If the tenant does not return a copy of the PCR to the property manager or lessor, they are taken to accept the report provided as a true and accurate description of the property.
  • All tenancies will require a final inspection complete with a written final report, a copy of which must be provided to the tenant as soon as practicable (but within 14 days).
  • The tenant must be given a reasonable opportunity to be present at the final inspection.
  • If the property manger or landlord currently use video only for their PCRs then they will need to produce a full written report at the beginning and end of all new tenancies to meet the requirements of section 27c. Videos and photographs can be attached to the written report as supporting evidence.