Are you confused about what to do if you feel that your Property Condition Report (PCR) is inaccurate? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

What is a PCR?

A PCR, also known as a condition report, is a document that outlines the condition of a rental property at the start and end of a tenancy. It helps protect the interests of both renters and property owners. More on PCRs here.

What should I do if my PCR is inaccurate?

If you feel that your PCR is inaccurate, here’s what you should do:

  1. Firstly, notify your property owner or manager. Secondly, provide evidence, such as photos or documentation, to support your claims.
  2. Next, review the revised PCR. Your property owner or manager will review and make any necessary changes to the PCR. They’ll then provide you with a revised copy. Finally, carefully review this revised PCR to ensure all errors or discrepancies have been addressed before signing and returning it.

What are the timeframes for making amendments to my PCR?

The timeframes for making amendments to your PCR depend on your state or territory:

It’s essential to make any necessary amendments within the allotted time. If you don’t, you may be held responsible for any errors or discrepancies on the PCR.

Tips for protecting yourself

  • Don’t miss the deadline to return an amended property condition report to your lessor. Otherwise, they might not have to accept it.
  • As soon as you get the report, start comparing it to the condition of the property when you moved in.
  • Check everything in the property, including appliances and furnishings you don’t plan to use. Test things out and look for stains.
  • If you need to make changes to the report, take photos and include them.
  • Let your lessor know about any problems separately so they can fix them.
  • Don’t forget to sign and date both copies of the report.
  • You have the right to be there for the final inspection. Try to make it if you can.

In conclusion, if you feel that your PCR is inaccurate, it’s crucial to bring the errors or discrepancies to the attention of your property owner or manager as soon as possible.

Provide evidence to support your claims and carefully review any revised copies of the PCR before signing and returning them.

Make sure to be aware of the timeframes for making amendments to your PCR and keep your own copies of all documentation related to your tenancy.