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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
The lessor (landlord or agent) 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. Tenant's should receive between seven and 14 days' notice. The lessor must make a reasonable effort to negotiate a more suitable...
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...
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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...
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If you are unable to use the online system you can download the Variation of security bond form on this page. You can submit the completed form by post, email or in person. Real estate agents and...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
22 Jul 2019
If you are unable to use the online system you can download the Lodgement of security bond money form on this page. You can submit the completed form by post, email or in person. Real estate agents...
Consumer Protection
Form – registration
22 Jul 2019
If you are unable to use the online system you can download the Joint application for disposal of security bond form on this page. You can submit the completed form by post, email or in person . Real...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
22 Jul 2019
Periodic Site-only Agreement (Residential Parks)
Consumer Protection
Form – agreement
30 May 2014
Fixed Term Site-only Agreement (Residential Parks)
Consumer Protection
Form – agreement
27 May 2014
Fixed term on-site home agreement for residential parks.
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014
A park operator / managing real estate agent may issue this notice if a tenant has breached a term of a long-stay agreement (except a term for the payment of rent).
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
30 May 2014
Western Australia's Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations) require the owner of a dwelling to have compliant smoke alarms installed: prior to the sale or transfer of ownership; where a dwelling...
Building and Energy
Fact sheet
08 Aug 2019
In Western Australia, a residential park (a park) is a place that provides land ‘sites’ for rent, usually to house a relocatable home such as a caravan or park home. ‘Mixed’ parks provide a...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
18 Sep 2018

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