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Does a DFV survivor have to inspect the property to be accepted as a tenant?

No.

While it is preferable for applicants to inspect the property before accepting it, it’s not required.

Survivors fleeing domestic and family violence usually can’t inspect properties as their partner will often be controlling what they can do and what time they have for themselves – often none.

On their application form or online application just ask the applicant to fill in that they’re happy to take the property without viewing it. This will save them precious time and resources.

As a Property Manager also consider providing DFV survivors safe ways to look at properties, perhaps through a safe space in your office where they can view available properties on your computer more securely.

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