Renting out your property in Western Australia
LATEST UPDATE: Read more about the coming changes to the residential tenancy laws from 1 July 2013.
If you are renting out a residential property in Western Australia or thinking of doing so, the information here will help you avoid many potential problems.
The information here should be read in conjunction with our publication Renting Out Your Property - An Owner's Guide [PDF 1.14mb], which is available free from the Department. A new version of this guide is now available, which includes the changes to the residential tenancy laws which take effect until 1 July 2013.
Ring our Call Centre on 1300 30 40 54 to get a print copy.
At the time you read this guide, you may wish to check with us whether any changes have been introduced.
- Managing your own property
- Maintenance and repairs
- Using a property manager
- When things go wrong
- Abandoned premises and goods
- All about notices
- Going to court
- A final checklist
- Landlords pack - publications and forms
- Common terms
- Discrimination in the rental market
- Are you ready for the digital tv switchover?
The Residential Tenancies Act 1987 is changing. The Department of Commerce is in the final stages of preparing changes to residential tenancies laws which are expected to be be completed early in 2013. The changes have NOT started yet, but we have prepared a summary of important information for landlords so you can prepare for the changes.
The relevant laws in WA are the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (the Act) and the Residential Tenancies Regulations 1989. You can buy copies of the Act and Regulations from:
The State Law Publisher
10 William Street, Perth
(08) 6552 6000.