A condition report is a way for a landlord to record the physical condition and state of repair of a property when a tenant moves in and when they move out.
From 31 October 2014, condition reports became compulsory with every tenancy agreement.
A condition report documents:
- all the fixed parts of a property
- the condition of walls, ceilings and floors in each room
- any fixtures, fittings and furniture which belong to the landlord and come as part of the tenancy
Reports must be completed within seven days
It’s compulsory for the landlord to complete a condition report within seven days of the tenant agreeing to live in the property.
If a condition report isn't given after seven days, the report is taken as accepted to the extent that it's completed.
If a condition report isn't completed at all, the landlord could be fined up to £2,000.