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Renting a home 

A tenant's guide to rights and responsibilities  

Renting a home: a tenant's guide to rights and responsibilities is a video resource produced by NSW Fair Trading to help promote awareness of tenant's rights and responsibilities to new migrants, including emerging communities. It is available in 17 languages, including English. The videos and their scripts can be accessed from the sections below.

Arabic 

View the videos in Arabic on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 102kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 115kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 110kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 112kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 132kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 134kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 122kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 130kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 135kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 135kb)

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Assyrian 

View the videos in Assyrian on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 114kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 122kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 124kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 128kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 137kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 138kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 127kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 135kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 132kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 135kb)

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Burmese 

View the videos in Burmese on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 105kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 108kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 114kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 122kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 161kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 160kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 125kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 163kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 148kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 167kb)

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Cantonese 

View the videos in Cantonese on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 169kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 182kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 186kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 191kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 228kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 338kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 259kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 278kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 275kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 277kb)

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Dari 

View the videos in Dari on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 106kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 118kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 114kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 119kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 133kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 127kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 118kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 127kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 131kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 130kb)

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Dinka 

View the videos in Dinka on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 100kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 114kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 105kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 114kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 130kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 127kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 115kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 125kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 129kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 141kb)

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English 

View the videos in English on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 76kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 91kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 79kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 79kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 237kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 198kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 190kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 193kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 94kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 196kb)

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Farsi 

View the videos in Farsi on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 110kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 121kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 119kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 119kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 134kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 141kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 126kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 126kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 143kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 143kb)

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Hazaragi 

View the videos in Hazaragi on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 102kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 119kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 112kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 118kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 129kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 126kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 116kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 124kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 132kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 133kb)

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Indonesian 

View the videos in Indonesian on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 84kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 93kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 87kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 87kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 101kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 97kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 92kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 89kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 99kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 99kb)

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Kirundi 

View the videos in Kirundi on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 89kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 97kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 95kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 95kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 108kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 111kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 105kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 108kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 112kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 113kb)

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Korean 

View the videos in Korean on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 142kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 149kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 151kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 161kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 176kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 179kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 168kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 182kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 178kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 179kb)

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Mandarin 

View the videos in Mandarin on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 142kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 160kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 167kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 161kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 198kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 195kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 222kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 183kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 244kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 180kb)

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Nepalese 

View the videos in Nepalese on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 118kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 121kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 120kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 121kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 157kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 152kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 122kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 168kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 175kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 175kb)

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Swahili 

View the videos in Swahili on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 87kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 95kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 91kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 91kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 103kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 102kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 94kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 94kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 102kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 99kb)

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Tamil 

View the videos in Tamil on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 101kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 115kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 116kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 129kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 153kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 159kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 116kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 167kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 187kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 194kb)

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Vietnamese 

View the videos in Vietnamese on YouTube and download the video script from the table below.

Video

Script

Introduction to renting a property in NSW Introduction to renting a property in NSW script (PDF size: 92kb)
Finding a place to rent Finding a place to rent script (PDF size: 91kb)
Signing a lease and condition report Signing a lease and condition report script (PDF size: 98kb)
Bonds and other costs Bonds and other costs script (PDF size: 97kb)
Utilities Utilities script (PDF size: 106kb)
Property repairs and maintenance Property repairs and maintenance script (PDF size: 109kb)
Rent increases and sub-letting Rent increases and sub-letting script (PDF size: 100kb)
Paying rent and falling behind Paying rent and falling behind script (PDF size: 95kb)
Ending a lease and bond claims Ending a lease and bond claims script (PDF size: 110kb)
Evictions and tenancy database Evictions and tenancy database script (PDF size: 111kb)

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