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Obvious maintenance and repair issues should be noted in the property condition report which is required to be completed by the landlord/lessor when the tenant moves into and out of the property. Tenants must keep the property reasonably clean and are expected to hand it back in a similar condition...
Security, safety, maintenance and entry rights
The magistrate usually conducts the hearing in the following way (except in the case of a Form 6 application for a bond dispute, where the owner always proceeds first): The applicant tells their story (evidence) and presents any documents in support of their case. Then the respondent questions (...
Having problems with renting a home?
Whether you win or lose in court may depend on whether you followed the correct procedures in handling the dispute from the beginning to the court stage, and how thorough you are in preparing your evidence. Make sure you have records of all notices, receipts and other relevant documents that will...
Having problems with renting a home?
Applications must be made to the court closest to the rented premises, unless the parties in the dispute agree to a different arrangement. Check with the court as to how this can be done. The address of the court where the hearing will take place is shown on a form, which will be sent to you. Court...
Having problems with renting a home?
A glossary for residential tenancies Assign the premises : To transfer rights to occupy the premises and associated responsibilities to another person. Bond: Money paid by the tenant and held by the Bond Administrator as security against damage to the premises. Breach of agreement: The breaking of...
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When can a person be listed on a database? A person can only be listed on a residential tenancy database if: they were named as a tenant in a residential tenancy agreement that has ended; they breached the agreement; and because of the breach either: they still owe more than the security bond...
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The most common disputes which end up in court include: disputes about the return of bond money; overdue rent; damage to property; maintenance of the premises; and problems when ending tenancy agreements. Whatever the problem, the most important thing to remember is lessors and tenants should keep...
Having problems with renting a home?
Tenancy databases may be used by lessors as a way of screening prospective tenants. Tenancy databases may be used by lessors (landlords) or real estate agents as a way of screening people who have applied to rent a property. They are commonly referred to as “blacklists” or “bad tenant databases”...
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The way you manage a dispute about the disposal of a bond depends on the type of accommodation you are renting. Residential tenancy At the end of a residential tenancy, if you can't come to an agreement about getting a disposal form signed or if a dispute arises over how the bond money should be...
Bonds
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

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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
Commercial Tenancy Agreements Act 1985 - Section 7 Notice of Election that Rent be Determined by Reference to Turnover Form 2
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014
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

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