As a landlord, you must ensure your investment property meets the NSW Fit For Habitation Minimum Standards.
Significant changes to the NSW Residential Tenancies Act came into affect in March 2020 that have significant impacts on the obligations of landlords in NSW. All rental properties must now meet the following seven minimum standards at the start and throughout the tenancy to be considered fit for habitation.
- The property must be structurally sound
- The property must have adequate natural or artificial lighting
- The property must have adequate ventilation
- The property must be supplied with electricity or gas, as well as having an adequate number of electricity or gas outlets for lighting, heating and appliances
- The property must have adequate plumbing and drainage
- The property must be connected to a water supply for access to hot/cold water for drinking, washing and cleaning
- The property must contain bathroom facilities, including toilet and washing facilities, which must protect user privacy
The PropertySafe Fit for Habitation report will check for compliance against each standard.
Once you order a PropertySafe Fit for Habitation report, one of our inspectors will be in contact within 5 business days to arrange an inspection time that suits you.