Before you decide to rent a property there are a few rules and regulations that you need to take into consideration.
A Residential Tenancy Agreement or 'lease' will be drawn up and is the legal contract that both you and your landlord must abide by. Lease or tenancy agreements differ between states, so please make sure you complete the appropriate state-based documentation.
A lease may include information such as the property location, the landlord's name, detail of rent to be paid, the amount of the bond, the start and end date of your tenancy, maintenance responsibilities and specific conditions around use of the property.
Renting can be a complex process for the uninitiated, with paperwork to complete, financial considerations and so on, so having a good understanding of what may be expected will help you secure the right property when you find it.