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RACV Property Inspections

Comprehensive inspections for your rental property

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Inspect your property to keep your renters safe

RACV Property Inspections can help identify compliance risks in your rental property. All inspections come with a comprehensive report, including photos of inspected areas and recommendations for issues identified.

We offer three types of Rental Property Inspections:

  1. Minimum Rental Standards Inspection
  2. Gas Safety Check
  3. Electrical Safety Check

+ Smoke Alarm Safety Check (optional extra).

If any risks or hazards are identified within your report, you can get a quote for the work required through RACV Trades.

Apply for your rental property inspection

If you need more information, speak to one of our consultants on 1300 617 681 between Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

How RACV Property Inspections work

  • Buy an inspection

    Once you’ve decided which inspection you need, contact us and we’ll help with your order.

  • Arrange a time

    We’ll be in touch to find a date and time that suits you. If you bought more than one inspection, we'll aim to do them on the same day.

  • Inspection day

    A qualified inspector will thoroughly assess your property.

  • Get your report

    You’ll get a comprehensive report within 2 business days, outlining the property condition and suggestions to fix any identified issues.

  • Take action

    We’ll be in touch to discuss any urgent issues, and help you find a tradie through RACV Trades to get them sorted.

For landlords: Meeting the rental requirements

Is your property safe for renters?

RACV Rental Property Inspections give you peace of mind that your property is safe for renters and assess its compliance with the current Victorian rental requirements.

You can add a Smoke Alarm Safety Check to any rental inspection for $74.95. It involves assessing your smoke alarm's positioning, sound and safety. We'll also conduct smoke spray tests and may replace batteries if required.

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Minimum Rental Standards - $189

A qualified inspector checks that your rental property meets the basic standards relating to amenity, safety and privacy. Required checks include:

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Electricity Safety Check - $299

A licensed electrician checks all electrical installations and fittings at your rental property are compliant. It’s required every 2 years and includes:

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Gas Safety Check - $299

A licensed gas plumber checks all your gas installations, appliances and fittings at your rental property are compliant. It’s required every 2 years and includes:

Frequently asked questions

We offer 3 types of rental property inspections. They are:

  1. Minimum rental standards inspection
    A qualified inspector will check that your rental property meets the Victorian minimum rental standards relating amenities, safety and privacy.
  2. Gas safety check
    A licensed gas plumber will check that your gas installations, appliances and fittings at your rental property are safe and compliant.
  3. Electrical safety check
    A licensed electrician will check that all accesible electrical installations and fittings at your rental property are safe and compliant.

You can also add a smoke alarm safety check with any rental property inspection, to make sure your smoke alarm units are working properly. In rental properties, they need to be tested every 12 months.

For more information, read RACV's Rental Property Inspections inclusions document (PDF, 66KB).

RACV Property Inspections can be booked for residential homes in metro Melbourne.

Booked an inspection outside this area? We’ll issue you a full refund and cancel your booking.

The minimum standards for rental properties were introduced into the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) as of 29 March 2021. This covers the basic requirements rental properties must meet in terms of amenities, safety and privacy.

The following categories are covered under the minimum rental standards:

  • Locks
  • Vermin proof bins
  • Toilets
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Structual soundness
  • Mould and damp
  • Electrical safety
  • Window coverings
  • Windows
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Heating.

For more information on how an RACV Rental Property Inspection can assess your property in these areas, read our inclusions document (PDF, 66KB).

Your property or safety inspection report will be emailed to you within two business days after the inspection is completed.

You can get qualified help from RACV Trades. Get a free quote online, or by speaking to the property or safety inspections team. 

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Terms and conditions

*Subject to the Fair Use Policy. Refer to the RACV Emergency Home Assist Terms and Conditions. (PDF, 245 KB) for more details.

RACV Trades is a trading name of RACV's trade partner, Club Home Response Pty Ltd (Victorian registered domestic building practitioner number CDB-U 100178). All works are performed or arranged by Club Home Response Pty Ltd. trading as RACV Trades. See RACV Trades terms and conditions.