Starting a tenancy

This section takes you through the process of finding a place to rent, applying for it, entering a residential tenancy agreement and making yourself at home.

The section is particularly about starting a tenancy in the private rental market; for information about applying for a tenancy in social housing, see the Social housing section.

The information below about residential tenancy agreements, condition reports, keys and utilities is relevant for persons starting a tenancy in social housing as well as those in private rental.