Landlord / lessor

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If the tenant is permitted to keep pets capable of carrying parasites which can affect humans, a pet bond may be charged. Lessors/agents must lodge the security bond as a single amount, specifying the amount taken as pet bond. The amount a tenant can be charged for a pet bond depends on the type of...
Bonds
At the end of a tenancy, bond money will only be paid out if: all tenants and the lessor agree; a court order is obtained from a magistrate for a residential tenancy agreement; or an order is obtained from the State Administrative Tribunal for a residential parks long-stay tenancy agreement...
Bonds
A security bond may need to be changed/varied because: additional bond money needs to be lodged with the Bond Administrator, for example because the rent has been increased; one or more of the tenants in a shared household has moved out or a new tenant has moved in; the ownership of the property...
Bonds
The lessor has the right to carry out routine inspections on the property no more than four times a year. Inspections must be at a reasonable hour and you should receive between seven and 14 days' notice. The lessor must attempt to negotiate a day and time that does not unduly inconvenience you...
Security, safety, maintenance and entry rights
Bond money must be lodged with the Bond Administrator, as soon as possible and no later than 14 days after receipt of the money. How you lodge a bond is detailed below and depends on whether you are a private lessor or an agent/property manager. If more than one person has paid the bond (eg in a...
Bonds
If the rent is overdue A landlord can have the tenancy terminated if the tenants present a bad cheque or fall behind with their rent and can’t make up the payment within an agreed time. It’s important to remember there are procedures which must be followed. Remember, landlords can’t just evict or...
Having problems with renting a home?
Proper procedures must be observed when serving a notice. If the matter ends up in court, the person who prepared the notice would have to prove the notice was served correctly. Three handy charts were developed to help you understand the use and service on notices, particularly for the breach and...
Notices and condition reports
If you’re unhappy with the way the tenancy is going, for example the care or maintenance of the property or rent payments and inspections, try to sort out the issue amicably first. If you still can’t agree, the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 can help to sort things out in a more formal and...
Having problems with renting a home?
A property condition report should be completed just before, regularly during and at the end of a tenancy. There is a mandatory property condit ion report form which sets out the MINIMUM contents to be included in the report. The property condition report sets down, on a room-by-room basis, the...
Notices and condition reports
Residential rental (or lease) agreements are either periodic or fixed-term. All written tenancy agreements must be done using the Residential tenancy agreement (Form 1AA) . Whether the agreement is written or verbal, a tenant must also be given the ' Information for tenant ' sheet. If the agreement...
Beginning a tenancy

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Notice to Tenant of Breach of Agreement (other than failure to pay rent) - Form 20
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014
Notice to Tenant of Proposed Recovery of premises by Person with Superior Title Form 17
Consumer Protection
Form – application
25 Apr 2014
Residential tenancy agreement form All written tenancy agreements must be done using the Residential tenancy agreement (Form 1AA) . Please note: At the start of your tenancy you must be given the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
24 Aug 2017
Notice to Tenant of Rent Increase (except for rent calculated by tenant’s income) Form 10
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
25 Apr 2014
Notice to Tenant of Rent Increase Calculated by Tenant’s Income Form 11
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
25 Apr 2014
Application to rent residential premises - Form 18
Consumer Protection
Form – application
27 May 2014
How to complete this form Before the tenancy begins, the lessor or the property manager should inspect the residential premises and record the condition of the premises by indicating whether the...
Consumer Protection
Reports
04 Oct 2017
There are a number of notices designed to help the lessor, property manager and tenant/s deal with various issues. Only issue a notice after you have tried to negotiate the problem or dispute with...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
04 Oct 2017
FORM 1A - Notice of Termination for Non-payment of Rent RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 1987 (WA) - Section 61(a) NOTE : This form is ONLY to be used if not less than 14 days notice of breach of the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
17 Sep 2014
Breach Notice for Non-payment of Rent - Form 21
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014

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