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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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Renting a home in Western Australia - a tenants guide If you are currently renting a home in Western Australia, or currently considering it, this guide will help you to avoid common renting pitfalls...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
10 Apr 2019
So you're thinking about moving into a retirement village If you’re thinking about moving into a retirement village, but are not sure what you should look for, this booklet will help. There are many...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
03 May 2019
Residential Parks condition report - On-site agreement
Consumer Protection
Form – agreement
27 May 2014
Guidance notes : code of conduct for settlement agents
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
27 May 2014
Client identification verification and real estate fraud prevention. Identity fraud and scams are increasingly prevalent throughout the community, and the property industry is not immune to falling...
Consumer Protection
Guidance note
03 May 2019
The following forms and publications are available on this page: Commercial tenancy - Disclosure statement form 1 A disclosure statement for a commercial tenancy agreement Commercial tenancy -...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
10 Feb 2015
There are a number of different orders you can seek to enforce a court or tribunal decision in your favour. Claims in the Magistrates Court The Magistrates Court deals with cases where the total...
Consumer Protection
Brochure
27 Mar 2018
‘Indigenous Consumers Count’ are reports examining consumer issues faced by Indigenous Western Australians and whether consumer protection services adequately meet the needs of this diverse...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
16 Dec 2015
Lessors must give a tenant this form within 14 days after the tenant has moved in. Although you may not have a written residential tenancy agreement tenants and lessors still have to comply with the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
16 Mar 2016
Changes to Residential Tenancy Law Frequently asked questions Rent increases
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
29 May 2014

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