From 1 March 2014 you must use the new version of the condition report for rental premises. The new report includes the addition of ‘window safety devices’ wherever ‘windows/screens’ appears.
You can download the new version of the report from Fair Trading’s website in the residential tenancy forms section.
Each year, around 50 children fall from windows or balconies in Australia. Many suffer serious injuries and sometimes these falls are fatal. The changes to the condition report for residential tenancies is one of a number of measures the NSW Government has developed to help prevent the incidence of falls.
Further information about window safety and these new safety measures is available from Fair Trading’s window and balcony safety page. For advice and step-by-step instructions on installing window safety devices yourself, view Fair Trading’s short child safety videos.
Source: NSW Fair Trading