BHC Tenant Handbook

9 www.bhcl.com.au Moving into your new home BHC will manage your tenancy consistent with the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (RTRA Act). As a part of your new tenancy, you should have a Tenancy Agreement, also known as a Lease (Form18a) or a Rooming Accommodation Agreement (Form 18). You should also have been provided with a Pocket Guide for Tenants – houses and units (Form 17a). Your Housing Manager has provided you with a copy of the Entry Condition Report (Form 1a). This is an important document which helps if there is a dispute over your bond for the premises. It is proof of the condition of the premises before you started living there and will be compared with the Exit Condition Report (Form 14a). It’s best if you complete your part of the report as soon as possible so you can record the condition of the premises at the start of the tenancy. You must return the completed and signed copy of the Entry Condition Report (Form 1a) to your Housing Manager within 7 days. When leaving the property, an Exit Condition Report (Form 14a or FormR1 for a Boarding Room) needs to be completed by you as the tenant, signed and given to your Housing Manager. You can ask your Housing Manager for a Form 14a to be sent to you or you can download from www.rta.qld.gov.au/formsresources/forms. You must return the property in the same condition as when you moved in (fair wear and tear excepted). Avoid marking walls with tape, blu-tack, stickers, nails or hooks. You will be responsible for any damage caused and will have to pay for the repairs. Insurance is important BHC encourages all tenants to obtain contents insurance cover for possessions and valuables. BHC insures the property against damage, but this only covers the building, not contents. You are responsible for insuring your belongings against any loss or damage. Low cost insurance options are available for low income households. Please ask your Housing Manger for more information. Don’t forget! Once you have moved in, it is important to let people know you have moved. This might seem obvious, but it is surprising how many companies and people you know! • Post Office • Electricity/Gas • Centrelink • Phone Company • Banks • Doctors • The Australian Taxation Office • Department of Transport • Electoral Commission • Employer/Superannuation Fund • Medicare • Schools • Dentist Scan QR code to visit site

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