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Starting a tenancy 

A guide for landlords


Property agents & self-managing landlords must be registered with Rental Bonds Online 

From 30 January 2017, property agents and self-managing landlords must be registered with Rental Bonds Online (RBO), Fair Trading's easy and secure service to manage bonds online. Agents and landlords must also offer the service to new tenants as the first option for lodgement of their bond. Information on registering as a user is available on the Taking a bond webpage.

When you are thinking about renting out a residential property, there are a number of things to consider. Once you make the decision to become a landlord, you will need to ensure you are clear about how to get started.

Deciding to use an agent
Discrimination in the rental market
Completing a tenancy agreement
Filling out a condition report
Taking a bond
Safety and security

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