What are Property Condition Reports (PCRs)?

Property Condition Reports (PCRs) provide a record of the condition of a rental property before a new tenant moves into the premises and is used to provide evidence about the state of repair or condition of property after a tenancy ends. This assists in resolving disputes when it comes time to return a security bond which may have been placed on the property.

The Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (WA) stipulates that before a tenancy begins, the lessor or property manager should inspect the residential property and record the condition of the property indicating if each room is clean, undamaged and where appropriate items are in a working condition. Additional comments should be included to further describe the condition.

Property condition reports (PCRs) must be completed and provided in duplicate to the tenant within 7 days of the tenant moving into the residential property. The tenant is then required to confirm or disagree with the comments in the report and return a copy of the property condition report to the lessor or property manager within 7 days of receiving it.

Within 14 days of the end of a tenancy, the lessor or property manager should complete another property condition report indicating the property condition at end of the rental period.

Asset Focus provides detailed, accurate and independent property condition reports (PCRs), together with photographs of the property to substantiate the report, on behalf of property managers in the approved Department of Commerce format.

Please visit the Department of Commerce website for more information on these requirements.

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