Spontaneous ceiling collapse - Landlords bulletin 48
16 September 2020
Spontaneous ceiling collapse
- a loud cracking sound in the ceiling;
- a sagging or dropping of the plasterboard sheeting and/or the cornice; and
- visual cracking and/or small circles or blisters (nail pops) on the ceiling. These are a sign the plasterboard sheeting may be pulling away from the nails or screws.
What you can do
- keep the premises in a reasonable state of repair;
- comply with building, health and safety laws; and
- attend to the repairs* in a timely manner, particularly urgent repairs.
iRentWA app retirement notice
Consumer Protection launched the iRentWA app in 2014 to help tenants and landlords manage their rental arrangements. We have recently retired the app due to high maintenance cost and all information provided in iRentWA being readily available on the Consumer Protection website.
Users with iRentWA currently installed can continue to use the app, but any problems that arise won’t be able to be fixed.
If you are an existing user, we recommend you export and save any reminders and/or photos stored in the app to avoid possible future loss of this data.
Please note the Consumer Protection website continues to be your go-to place for all renting information.
Need some assistance?
For further information about landlord rights and responsibilities in WA contact 1300 304 054 or email email@example.com
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