Property and renting
Renting in Western Australia is governed by a set of laws called the Residential Tenancies Act 1987. At first glance these laws may seem complicated, but there are many different scenarios that have to be dealt with by the Act - and they definitely do come up!
Note: Read more about the coming changes to the residential tenancy laws from 1 July 2013.
Consumer Protection offers a wide range of information to Western Australians looking to build or renovate their home, as well as extensive information on buying or selling a home and renting and tenancy.
You can find information on Licensed Agents and Sales Representatives here.
Topics covered here are:
- Property condition reports
- Rates and water charges
- Boarders and lodgers
- Residential parks
- Safety in the home: safety swtiches (RCDs), smoke alarms and product safety (ACCC - information on pools, appliances, furniture and toys)
- Quality workmanship (PDF)