What is a Property Condition Report?
A Property Condition Report (PCR) is a report that describes the condition of your rented premises when you move in and move out. PCRs are compulsory when moving in and out of the property.
Why is a Property Condition Report so important?
The in-going PCR outlines the condition of the premises at the beginning of the tenancy. When a tenancy ends, the PCR will be used as evidence if there is a dispute between you and the lessor about maintenance and repairs or about the return of bond money. The PCR can be compared directly with inspection reports and outgoing PCR, this will help avoid or minimise potential conflict between you and the lessor.Taking photographs at the beginning and end of a tenancy is important to document the condition of the property.