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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. make sure you are...
Types of rental accommodation
Property condition reports are an important element of any residential tenancy, as they outline the current condition of the property at the start and end of a tenancy. A property condition report can also assist in resolving disputes about damage. The mandatory Form 1 Property Condition Report...
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
There can be confusion about the difference between retirement villages and residential / caravan parks . In terms of appearance and services, the two may be very similar. The main differences relate to the type of ownership and occupancy arrangements, the permanency of tenure and the protections...
Types of rental accommodation

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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
29 Aug 2019
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
Residential tenancy databases are often used by lessors (landlords) and property managers to check an applicant’s tenancy history and improve their chances of finding a reliable tenant. Under the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014
Notice of proposed entry to premises (Form19) There are a number of circumstances in which a lessor may enter the premises. For certain types of proposed entry, you must use Form 19 - Notice of...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
11 Aug 2017

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