The Exit condition report shows the condition of the property and any inclusions when the tenant leaves, and is an important part of the vacating and bond refund process. The Exit condition report is compared to the Entry condition report to determine if the property is in the same condition as when the tenant moved in, apart from fair wear and tear. The RTA also recommends taking photos as further evidence.
Queensland tenancy laws states the tenant’s responsibility is to return the rental property in the same condition it was in at the start of the tenancy, less fair wear and tear. The RTA encourages parties to talk with each other if there are any issues with the vacate inspection and work together for a solution if there is any cleaning or damage items to be rectified.
The property manager/owner must keep a copy of the signed report for at least one year after the tenancy ends.