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Bond Change of Tenants ACT

Bond Change of Tenants ACT

If more than one tenant is listed on a Bond Lodgement form and a tenant changes during the lease, the outgoing tenant’s bond contribution must be transferred to the new tenant. The landlord must agree with the arrangement before it can go ahead. The landlord, the tenant moving in and the tenant moving out must complete a Transfer of Tenants form.

Steps to complete

  • Download the Transfer of Tenants form above
  • Complete all of the sections
  • Make sure the landlord, incoming and outgoing tenants all sign this form
  • Follow the lodgement instructions on the form

Tips

  • The ACT Revenue Office does not refund any funds to outgoing tenants to the bond upon lodgement of this form. Any outgoing tenants should not sign this form unless the incoming or remaining tenants have paid them their share of the bond.

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:ACT

Bond Refund ACT

Bond Refund ACT

An application for a refund of a bond is usually made after the completion of the tenancy. Once the refund has been released from ACT Rental Bonds, the refund is deposited into the tenant’s account.

Steps to complete

  • Download or print the Bond Refund Form above
  • Complete and sign the form
  • Hand over to your tenant so they can review, complete and sign.
  • Send the completed Bond Refund form via email to rb@act.gov.au or posted to ACT Rental Bonds, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601
  • The Australian Capital Territory Civil & Administration Tribunal (ACAT) orders the full, or part of the bond be paid to either party.

Tips

  • Fully completed refund of bond forms are processed within 10 business days. Incomplete application forms will delay processing times.

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:ACT

Bond Lodgement ACT

Bond Lodgement ACT

A bond acts as a security for the performance of the tenant’s obligations under a residential tenancy agreement. Landlords in Australian Capital Territory must lodge the bond within two weeks of receipt of the bond or commencement of the tenancy.

Steps to complete

  • Download or print the Bond Lodgement Form above
  • Complete and sign the form
  • Hand over to your tenant so they can review and sign.
  • Send the completed Bond lodgement form via email to rb@act.gov.au or posted to ACT Rental Bonds, GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601

Tips

  • Bonds may be lodged by direct deposit to the Rental Bonds account or by credit card and the Bond lodgement form emailed. The bond lodgement form can be posted with either a cheque or an Australia Post money order. Cheques should be made payable to the Office of Rental Bonds. Alternatively, you can provide credit card details on the Bond lodgement form.
  • Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:ACT

Residential Tenancy Agreement ACT

Residential Tenancy Agreement ACT

The Residential Tenancy Agreement is a legally binding contract and should be signed by the tenant and landlord prior to handing over the keys.

Steps to complete

  • Download the contract
  • Complete all the sections on the computer (except for signing)
  • Add any Special Conditions directly within the document
  • Send a copy to the tenant to review and sign
  • Receive the signed lease agreement back from the tenant and sign it yourself
  • Provide a complete signed copy of the Lease Agreement back to the tenant within 14 days of the agreement being entered into.

Tips

  • If you meet with your tenant in person to sign the lease, request the tenant to sign the bond lodgement form and your completed condition report at the same time.

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:VIC

Condition Report Template ACT

Condition Report Template ACT

The Condition of Premises Report ACT sets down, on a room-by-room basis, the exact contents and condition of the premises at the beginning of the tenancy.

Steps to complete

  • Download the report and complete within 2 weeks of the tenant moving in.
  • Sign the report.
  • Give a copy of the report to the tenant. Get them to initial each page to confirm they have received it.
  • The tenant must return a signed copy with their comments and any supporting evidence to you.
  • If you do not agree with the tenant comments we recommend meeting at the property to agree on the condition before providing the tenant with a final copy of the report.

Tips

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:ACT