Hiya This week I thought I'd share an interesting and peculiar piece of legislation. It's in SA only but investors in all states could benefit. In South Australia, you must provide the tenant with the manufacturers operation manual / guide for devices in the house such as: Oven Dishwasher Air conditioning Garden auto Retic unit Pool filter Failing to do so means the tenant can't be reasonably expected to maintain or clean these devices correctly or at all. Therefore, any issues that arise from not properly maintaining / cleaning these devices are borne by the landlord, with no chance of tenant recourse. On the newer lease template it has a space to list which of these are present in the home and which manuals have been provided. Personally I'd go a step further and note their presence and location at ingoing / outgoing condition inspections as the tenant signs these. They can then be produced as evidence in tribunal if needed. It also ensures they're provided / replaced if needed. This legislation exists in no other state as far as I could find. However, it may be beneficial for investors in other states to do the same. Firstly its a good habit to get into in case the legislation does come in. Secondly it could save you money. Imagine if a tenant called saying the oven won't turn on. Ask them if they've read the manual (which might resolve the issue) before calling the sparky and that'll make it easier to send the bill their way if it was user error. Similarly a lot of aircond issues are from filters being improperly maintained. This can sometimes be passed onto the tenant already, but if they had the guide telling them how I bet that would improve your chances. Hope this helps.