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Circumstances of abandonment The most common circumstances in which a tenant vacates a property and leaves goods behind are: tenancy has ended normally tenancy has been terminated by a court order tenant has been evicted by the bailiff tenant has abandoned the property owing rent tenant has been...
When a tenancy ends
Ending a tenancy by mutual agreement If both the landlord and tenant agree, in writing, the tenancy agreement should end on a specified date, this is also acceptable and none of the more formal procedures (such as issuing notices) need apply. It’s important to ensure both parties sign a clear,...
When a tenancy ends
A copy of the information below can be found in our publication Buying off the plan Buying “off-the-plan” can mean many things but generally involves signing a contract with a developer before the developer has obtained final approval to subdivide land that is being purchased or, in the case of a...
Buying a property
To ensure that the RCDs fitted to your property perform correctly, they must be tested at regular intervals. Building and Energy recommends that each RCD be tested every three months.
Residual current devices (RCDs)
RCD laws Information about RCD laws for homeowners, real estate agents, settlement agents, landlords, tenants and property managers. RCDs must be installed in accordance with the Electricity Regulations to protect all power and lighting circuits. Homeowners A minimum of two RCDs protecting all...
Residual current devices (RCDs)
Some licence applications, or documents required in support of an application, are required to be signed or certified by an authorised witness. Professions listed as authorised witnesses by the Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations Act 2005 include: Academic (post-secondary institution)...
Occupations requiring licensing
The Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978 (the Act) and Land Valuers Licensing Regulations 1979 (the Regulations) impose serious obligations on the land valuing industry and the way it operates. Failing to meet these obligations can result in the Department issuing an infringement notice, prosecuting...
Land valuers
The Proactive Compliance program assists land valuers in complying with legislative requirements, identifying and rectifying areas of risk, and providing advice. This is achieved through voluntary visits and industry seminars. Proactive compliance visits The visits are designed to educate land...
Land valuers
Rule 23 of the Licensed Valuers Code of Conduct states a licensed valuer shall maintain a risk management program. Risk management in the context of the land valuation industry requires an appreciation of best practice valuation practices and procedure. At minimum, risk management programs are...
Land valuers
A licence may be granted when an applicant can demonstrate they are of good character and repute, competent to carry out the duties of a licensed valuer and they meet the requirements of one of the following categories. Category 1 A Life Fellow, Fellow or Associate of the Australian Property...
Land valuers

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Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Legislation regulating the carrying on of business as an agent in Western Australia professional development subject (...
Consumer Protection
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30 Jun 2020
Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Managing Agency Risk professional development subject (Schedule 1A of the Regulations) can select from the approved...
Consumer Protection
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30 Jun 2020
Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Law of Contracts professional development subject (Schedule 1A of the Regulations) can select from the approved activities...
Consumer Protection
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25 Jun 2020
Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Disciplinary Proceedings professional development subject (Schedule 1A of the Regulations) can select from the approved...
Consumer Protection
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25 Jun 2020
Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Customer Service Skills professional development subject (Schedule 1A of the Regulations) can select from the approved...
Consumer Protection
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25 Jun 2020
Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Conflict of interest and disclosure professional development subject (Schedule 1A of the Regulations) can select from the...
Consumer Protection
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25 Jun 2020
Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Communications professional development subject (Schedule 1A of the Regulations) can select from the approved activities...
Consumer Protection
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25 Jun 2020
Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Buyer's Agents professional development subject (Schedule 1A of the Regulations) can select from the approved activities...
Consumer Protection
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26 Mar 2020
Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Business Management Practices professional development subject (Schedule 1A of the Regulations) can select from the approved...
Consumer Protection
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25 Jun 2020
Real estate and business agents wishing to complete activities towards the Business Broking professional development subject (Schedule 1A of the Regulations) can select from the approved activities...
Consumer Protection
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26 Mar 2020

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Piara Waters builder Param Jeet Singh Karnail Singh (BP14537) has been fined $5,000 by the Building Services Board for negligent conduct relating to building work he carried out at properties in Willetton and Mirrabooka in 2015.
Building and Energy
Media release
15 Jun 2016
Dianella unregistered builder Silvano Rossi, trading as Deluxe Bathrooms, has been prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for registration and contractual offences he committed in contracting for and carrying out home building work at a Cottesloe property between March and September 2013.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jun 2016
Rockingham builder Gary Alan Cramphorn (reg. BC10775 & BP10775), trading as Xtra Construction, has been ordered by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to pay a fine of $20,000 and costs of $3,200 as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building and Energy
Media release
13 Jun 2016
The licence of a Subiaco real estate agent has been suspended for nine months by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after funds from the agency’s trust account were indirectly used to pay a tax debt. Zinzan (WA) Pty Ltd, trading as WA Prestige Properties, and sole Director and licensee Ian Hugh Sargent were reprimanded by the SAT, with the nine month suspension beginning today (1 June 2016...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jun 2016
A supervisor has been appointed to take over the financial operation of a real estate agency in East Victoria Park. The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) has granted a supervision order in relation to Macro Realty Pty Ltd following an application by Consumer Protection. Macro Realty is suspended from carrying on its business and controlling the agency’s bank accounts. The supervisor Alan Ferris...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 May 2016
A national campaign has been launched by consumer regulators around Australia to warn potential property investors about property spruikers who claim to be ‘wealth creators’ but are really just in it for themselves. In WA, Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard is advising consumers attending these seminars to be wary of any deals promising big returns with low risk and to get...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 May 2016
Halls Head man Roy Keith Perkins (TL2619), director of Nucross (W.A.) Pty Ltd, trading as Perkins Plumbing Contractors, has been fined and had his plumbing tradesperson’s licence suspended by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) as a result of disciplinary action by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB).
Building and Energy
Media release
09 May 2016
West Perth building partnership Promeq Pty Ltd and Molouky Pty Ltd (reg. BC11750) has been fined $3,000 ($1,500 each partner) and its nominated supervisor Muin Qaqish of Subiaco (BC100885 & BP11578) $1,000 for negligent and misleading conduct as a result of disciplinary action by the Building Services Board.
Building and Energy
Media release
03 May 2016
A registered real estate sales representative has been fined a total of $8,000 and given a criminal conviction by the Joondalup Magistrates Court for managing a property without an agent’s licence as well as for breaching tenancy laws. Ebony Te Whakaaronga Cheetham of Clarkson was convicted in her absence on 22 April 2016 and also ordered to pay costs of $700. In December 2013 Ms Cheetham offered...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Apr 2016
Dianella building company Frayson Pty Ltd (BC8331), trading as Instyle Residence and New Life Renovations has had its building contractor registration cancelled, its sole director and secretary Armand Noor has been made an ineligible person for one year and both have been fined and ordered to pay costs totalling $20,000 for the longest string of disciplinary allegations dealt with by the Building...
Building and Energy
Media release
21 Apr 2016

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