Does a letting agent have to do an Exit Condition Report at the end of a lease?

Our letting agent did not do one and said, "The onus is on the tenant to complete & sign, detailing any changes in property condition. If they do not provide back the exit they acknowledge the property is in its original condition."
After we moved back into our house we found excessive damage and uncleanliness.
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BeckaBoo 2yrs+
I thought an agest HAD to do an exit report including the water meter read. Just letting the next tenants do an entry means you could be held reaponsible dor damages they do while moving in and you could end up paying for 2 weeks of thwir water ise as they have 2 weeks to get the entry back to the real estate. Call the RTA. A exit must be done within 2 weeks of vacate and before releasing your bond I thought!!
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lola-gunnisl Sep 07, 2018
A pretty stupid idea for the property manager not having to do an exit report. This just leaves the exiting tenant wide open for any damage that new tenants moving in may cause. The best way is to get the property manager to do an exit property report with you both in attendance before anyone else moves in. I just had a very good friend of mine go exactly through this drama.
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lola-gunnisl Sep 07, 2018
A pretty stupid idea for the property manager not having to do an exit report. This just leaves the exiting tenant wide open for any damage that new tenants moving in may cause. The best way is to get the property manager to do an exit property report with you both in attendance before anyone else moves in. I just had a very good friend of mine go exactly through this drama.
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Sarah Fisher 2yrs+
Agents have have 10 business days to release the bond or dispute releasing the bond in full. Without an exit condition report the agent should not withhold any funds or make an application to VCAT as they do not have any proof.
All agents should be completing this report along with photos of the property once keys have been returned by tenants.
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Key word here being "letting agent" - did they manage the tenancy or simply lett the property?
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The agent should be doing an exit report. They have 10 business days to release bond. If they ont do an exit report how can they decide if the property is left in the same condition.
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ReswobR 2yrs+
That doesn't sound right. I think the agent just wants to shirk his or her responsibilities. I'd seek advice from the RTA.
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