Is my real estate agent allowed to take photos in my house?

Date: 18 August 2014

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Is my real estate agent allowed to take photos in my house?

Tenancy laws cover when your real estate agent is allowed to take photos in your house, and it is best practice for them to consult you about this.

If the agent collects personal information, such as images of photos or diplomas, they must handle it in accordance with the Privacy Act.

You should complain to the real estate agent if you feel they have mishandled your personal information. If you are not satisfied with their response, you can complain to our office for free.

For other concerns you should contact your State or Territory rental tenancy association. 

For more information about privacy visit our website at: www.oaic.gov.au

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