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Condition reports

29 Condition reports

(1) A condition report relating to the condition of residential premises on a day specified in the report must be completed by or on behalf of a landlord before or when the residential tenancy agreement is given to the tenant for signing.
(2) The landlord or landlord's agent must, before or at the time the tenant signs the residential tenancy agreement, give to the tenant 2 copies, or one electronic copy, of the completed condition report.
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units.
(3) The tenant must complete and give one copy of the condition report to the landlord or landlord's agent not later than 7 days after taking possession of the residential premises and both the landlord and the tenant must retain a copy of the report.
(3A) Subsection (3) does not apply to the tenant if the landlord or landlord's agent has failed to give to the tenant copies of the condition report in accordance with this section.
(4) At, or as soon as reasonably practicable after, the termination of a residential tenancy agreement, the landlord or landlord's agent and the tenant must complete the copy of the condition report retained by the landlord or the tenant under this section, in the presence of the other party.
(5) It is not a breach of subsection (4) for the condition report to be completed in the absence of the other party if the party completing the report has given the other party a reasonable opportunity to be present when it is completed.
(6) A condition report is to be in the form prescribed by the regulations and may be included in a prescribed standard form of residential tenancy agreement.

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