At the end of the tenancy fair wear and tear or damage may be an issue at your final bond inspection. As a tenant you are responsible for any negligent, irresponsible or intentional damage to the property. Here are some great examples to direct you on what is fair wear and tear or damage;
Fair wear and tear vs Damage
Faded, chipped or cracked paint vs Unapproved or poor quality paint
Cracks on the wall from movement vs Holes in the walls left by tenant removing hooks
Paint worn near light switch vs Damage to paint caused from moving furniture
Worn bench top vs Burns or cuts in bench top
Faded curtains or frayed vs Missing curtains or torn/damaged
Traffic marks on the carpet vs Stain or burn marks on the carpet
Water stain on carpet caused from vs Water damage from a leaking fish tank or
Leaking roof vs water damage not reported and has worsened
Loose hinges or handles on doors vs Broken glass from a ball through the window.
The Property Condition Report which was handed to you at the beginning of the tenancy is the basis on which the Final Bond Inspection is conducted. It is always important to ensure that any maintenance is reported during your tenancy to avoid any disputes at the end of the tenancy. We document matters using photographs and as a tenant you should too.