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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
Boarders and lodgers are a special group of home-dwellers in terms of the law. As they are not tenants, they are not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 but instead have rights under common law provisions. Distinguishing between tenants, boarders and lodgers It is not always easy to...
Types of rental accommodation
Whether you are a lessor / landlord or tenant - you should make sure you do your homework before signing a rental agreement. Tenants Make sure the property meets your day-to-day needs. Ask yourself: Can you pay the rent and still have money to live? Is it close to shops, schools or public transport...
Beginning a tenancy
The proactive compliance program assists retirement village managers with complying with legislative requirements, identifying and rectifying areas of risk and providing general advice. This is achieved through voluntary agency visits and industry seminars. Proactive compliance visits are designed...
Managing a retirement village

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8 April 2015 A former property manager working for a Shenton Park real estate agency has been banned permanently from working in the industry and fined $20,000 for making illegal withdrawals from the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
The transition table outlines changes between the Interim Code of Fair Practice for Retirement Villages in the Fair Trading (Retirement Villages Interim Code) Regulations (No. 2) 2014 which expires...
Consumer Protection
Policies
07 Apr 2015
24 March 2015 Obtaining and communicating all available material facts to the parties in a transaction is an essential part of the real estate process. It is a direct requirement under the Code of...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
20 March 2015 Key dates From 20 March 2015 use the amended prescribed Form 1AC Information for Tenant and Form 1AD Information for Tenant with Non-written Tenancy Agreement now available on the...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
08 Sep 2017
11 March 2015 A licensed real estate agent has been reprimanded and both he and his agency have been fined for employing an unregistered sales representative. On 27 February 2015, Kirsten Leigh Hopla...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
18 Jun 2015
Manual and online assessment for mandatory CPD 2012 for property managers. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The manual is a handy reference and will help you...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
06 May 2015
This publication is intended as a guide to the prescribed Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) program for all individuals licensed to carry on business in Western Australia as real estate or...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
29 Mar 2017
<<Date>> The Trust and Audit Team Registration and Monitoring Branch Consumer Protection Department of Commerce Locked Bag 14 Cloisters Square Perth WA 6850 By email : audits@commerce.wa...
Consumer Protection
Template
18 Feb 2015
Manuals and online assessment for mandatory CPD 2012 for r eal estate agents, business brokers and sales representatives. You should download and read the manual before doing the assessment. The...
Consumer Protection
Training material
06 May 2015
Portable swimming pool safety considerations Q. What are some of the safety issues associated with portable swimming pools? A. Drowning of young children under five years of age in portable pools is...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
12 Feb 2015

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