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The following information explains what payments can be passed on from council rates, water, gas and electricity charges. Council rates Tenancy agreements from 1 July 2013 cannot make a tenant liable for paying council rates. For a tenancy agreement prior to 1 July 2013 that has not been renewed,...
Rent and other payments
If the tenant is causing or is likely to cause serious damage to a property, or the landlord believes they could injure an agent, a neighbour or the landlord, the landlord can apply immediately to the Magistrates Court for an order to end the agreement. An urgent hearing may be possible if the...
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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
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?
If you are serving a notice or issuing documentation (eg property condition reports), you will find certain periods of notice are required for certain actions. It is important you allow the correct number of days for the delivery of a notice because a court may determine the notice is ineffective...
Notices and condition reports
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?

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Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2014 for real estate agents and business brokers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will...
Consumer Protection
Training material
04 Jun 2015
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2014 for real estate agents, business brokers and property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy...
Consumer Protection
Training material
02 Jun 2015
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2014 for real estate agents, business brokers and property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy...
Consumer Protection
Training material
08 Sep 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help you answer the...
Consumer Protection
Training material
08 Sep 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help you answer the...
Consumer Protection
Training material
04 Jun 2015
8 May 2015 The finalisation of a long-running case against Westpoint Realty Pty Ltd (Westpoint) (in liquidation) and its Director, Norman Carey, on 12 March 2015 highlights the importance of your...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
BondsOnline is available to licensed real estate agents and includes online submission technology. More information about the BondsOnline system is available from the BondsOnline page . Download the...
Consumer Protection
Form – agreement
13 Jun 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for real estate agents and business brokers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will...
Consumer Protection
Training material
08 Sep 2017
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for real estate agents and business brokers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will...
Consumer Protection
Training material
06 May 2015
Manual and assessment for mandatory CPD 2013 for real estate agents and business brokers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will...
Consumer Protection
Training material
27 May 2015

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