I am having problems with my rental accommodation and bond, is there anyone who can help?

Question:

I am having problems with my rental accommodation and bond, is there anyone who can help?

Answer:

The Welfare Service can help with tenancy and renting matters.

Things to consider before renting

Budget for costs associated with moving:

  1. Bond
  2. Rent
  3. Set up
  4. Removalists

Know your rights and responsibilities

  1. Read the tenancy agreement thoroughly
  2. Seek advice if you have doubts or don't understand something, before signing the agreement
  3. Contact us if your landlord refuses to provide a tenancy agreement
  4. Record the landlord's full name and contact details using formal identification such as a Driver's Licence
  5. Sign, date and keep a copy of the tenancy agreement that states the cost of rent, bond and notice period requirements
  6. Complete a condition report signed by both you and the landlord within seven (7) days of moving in. Keep a copy. You can find condition reports online to use as an example
  7. Keep records of bond and rent paid
  8. Keep copies of rental receipts if paying in cash.

Read the Fact Sheets on about tenancy rights & responsibilities.

The Welfare Service can provide access to specialist tenancy advice in your local area.