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Who needs to sign an inspection report?

24 August 2022

Nothing in the Residential Tenancies Act actually requires signatures on inspection reports. But it is a standard practice for landlords and tenants to do so.

Tenancy Services encourages both tenants and landlords to sign, date, and keep a copy of every property inspection report. This provides security for both parties in case any disagreements arise regarding the state of the property and how something looked at a particular time.

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