Renting a home or unit

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Home buyer / ownerTenant

If you are renting a home (as a tenant), or renting out an investment property (as a lessor/landlord), you have a variety of rules, rights and responsibilities.

The following links will give you the information to help you understand renting laws and avoid common renting pitfalls.

Renting a home/unit in Western Australia is governed by a set of laws called the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 and the Residential Tenancies Regulations 1989.

Who is not covered?

Residential tenancy laws do not relate to the following:

Lessors, real estate agents and tenants, the Housing Authority (formerly Department of Housing or Homeswest) and its tenants are all bound by the Act.

Renting guides

The guides below offer detailed information about renting a home for landlords/lessors and tenants.   The videos also provide a snapshot of the current tenancy laws. 

Renting a home - guides and videos

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