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The Importance of Rental Inspections in Queensland: A Guide for Tenants and Landlords

By Steve Nottle, Head of Property Management.

Published on February 16, 2024. Last updated on March 5, 2024

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The Importance of Rental Inspections in Queensland: A Guide for Tenants and Landlords

Rental inspections play a vital role in the relationship between landlords and tenants in Queensland. Inspections offer a structured approach to property upkeep, adherence to regulations, and overall contentment.

This guide explores the significance of inspections for both tenants and landlords, outlines the inspection process, and what a tenant or landlord can expect.


Why are routine inspections necessary?

Property managers regularly conduct inspections as a standard practice to ensure the property is well-maintained and identify necessary repairs or maintenance.

These inspections occur not only at the beginning or end of a lease but also throughout the tenancy.

Additionally, inspections may be prompted by one-off maintenance requests or tenant concerns. The frequency of inspections depends on the property’s location and the terms agreed upon in the lease.


The Inspection Process

Once the tenant receives notice through a Form 9 – Entry Notice, the property manager will inspect the property inside and out. They assess for damage, needed repairs, and potential safety hazards.

Tenants can communicate repairs or discuss concerns during this visit, contributing to the property’s overall well-being.

The property manager documents their findings in a written report with supporting photos to send to the Landlord.


What to Expect as a Tenant

Tenants Attendance:

While tenants have the right to attend, it’s not mandatory. The property manager can access the property with the management set of keys if needed.


A clean and tidy property speeds up the inspection process, allowing issues to be easily seen and documented. This also shows the Landlord how the property is being maintained.

Notice of Routine Inspections:

In Queensland, tenants must receive a 7-day notice for routine inspections, limited to no more than four inspections per year (every 3 months minimum).

Opportunity to Raise Issues:

Tenants can use the inspection as an opportunity to address specific concerns, maintenance needs, or safety issues with the property manager.


What to Expect as a Landlord

Professional Inspections:

Property managers ensure inspections follow legal requirements and industry best practices, respecting tenant rights and privacy.

Detailed Inspection Report:

Landlords receive a comprehensive report detailing the inspection findings, serving as a record of the property’s condition and useful in case of disputes.

Prompt Response to Maintenance:

Landlords are promptly informed of any necessary repairs after the inspection. Timely maintenance is crucial for tenant satisfaction and property upkeep.

Communication with Tenants:

Property managers share inspection findings with tenants, providing feedback or maintenance updates addressed during the inspection. Open communication provides a positive landlord-tenant relationship.


Rental inspections in Queensland play a vital role in maintaining property standards for both tenants and landlords. Understanding the process and expectations can contribute to a smoother and more transparent rental experience for all parties involved.


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