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Sub-letting is when a tenant rents out all or part of the property to someone else. The letting tenant becomes the head-tenant. The relationship between the head-tenant and the sub-tenant is the same as the relationship between the lessor and the tenant, in that the head-tenant takes on the...
Types of rental accommodation
A co-tenancy is when two or more generally unrelated people rent together on the same tenancy agreement, such as a share house. Co-tenancy is different from sub-letting and rooming arrangements, which are two other common arrangements that occur in shared living. Sub-letting : A rental agreement...
Types of rental accommodation
Park rules set out expectations for park operators, tenants and their visitors for the use, enjoyment, control and management of the park. The rules form part of the long-stay agreement and must be given to the long-stay tenant in advance of the agreement being entered into (along with other...
During a tenancy
You must follow proper procedures and timeframes when issuing a form or notice in a residential park. If the matter ends up before the SAT the person who prepared the notice or form may have to prove it was correctly completed and served (given to the other person). Need a form or notice? Copies of...
Residential parks (lifestyle villages and caravan parks)
WorkSafe takes a systems based approach to the prevention of inappropriate workplace behaviours, such as bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment ) and workplace violence/aggression (including sexual assault ). If a breach is identified, WorkSafe may issue the employer an improvement...
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As with most communal living arrangements, disputes can occur within residential parks. How a dispute is dealt with can have a major impact on the ongoing wellbeing of individual tenants and the wider park community. Parties to a dispute may be able to fix the issue themselves. Sometimes they need...
During a tenancy
Each year, the representatives should agree on a schedule of meetings for the coming year. It is important newly elected/appointed representatives are included in the setting of the schedule for the coming year. The committee can decide whether to hold meetings monthly, bimonthly or quarterly or...
During a tenancy
Where there is a park liaison committee (PLC), it is the responsibility of the park operator to ensure elections are held to select the tenant representatives. However it is an offence for a park operator to unduly interfere with how the tenant representatives are chosen and penalties apply to...
During a tenancy
If a vote will occur at a meeting, the park operator must give written notice of the meeting to each tenant at least 14 days before the meeting. The tenant may then cast a vote in person or by a proxy appointed by the tenant. Voting at the meeting occurs by a show of hands of those present and...
During a tenancy
Renting or hiring a house or apartment Important electrical and gas safety information you need to know before you rent or hire a property. Renting or hiring a house or apartment fact sheet – Electrical and gas If you rent or hire a home or apartment, your landlord has a duty under electrical and...
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This form can be used to nominate a long-stay tenant representative on a park liaison committee. You can copy and paste this content to create your own form. In order to accept the nomination the...
Consumer Protection
Template
03 Feb 2022
This form can be used to appoint a proxy to attend a meeting to vote on the establishment of a park liaison committee. You can copy and paste this content to create your own form. I/We, (insert name/...
Consumer Protection
Template
03 Feb 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. A park operator / managing real estate agent may issue this notice to ask the tenant or the tenant’s guest to stop engaging in...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. This document contains important information for the buyer of a relocatable home on site. The seller / seller’s agent must give the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. This document shows what voluntary sharing arrangement (exit fee arrangement) options are available for at the long-stay site. The...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. This document contains important information about the long-stay agreement. The park operator must give this document to the tenant...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
This form is to be used for a residential parks long-stay tenancy. A tenant may issue this notice to a park operator / managing real estate agent to request consent to affix furniture or a thing to a...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
31 Jan 2022
Operators and residents of residential parks and lifestyle villages Changes are on the way! From 31 January 2022, changes to the Residential Parks legislation take place. This will affect your...
Consumer Protection
Brochure
10 Dec 2021
3 December 2021 Accessing a rental property during a tenancy Consumer Protection is aware of some recent cases where landlords and property managers have incorrectly tried to access a tenanted...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
29 Jun 2022
3 December 2021 Upcoming changes to residential parks laws On 31 January 2022, changes to residential parks laws will commence. The changes improve the security of long-stay tenancy agreements and...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
03 Dec 2021

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A sudden ceiling collapse can turn a comfortable home into a disaster zone in an instant, with the potential for serious injury and significant damage to property and possessions. Consumer Protection recently became aware of two tenants who had been given seven days to vacate their rental property following the collapse of their living room ceiling. As we step in to help the parties reach an...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Jun 2022
Friday, 10 June 2022 Commercial tenancy laws covering retail shops now under review Various emerging issues to be canvassed during consultation phase Lease rights regarding rents, operating costs and duration of tenancy explored The laws which govern commercial tenancy agreements between small retailers and landlords, including shopping centre owners, are being reviewed by the McGowan Government...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Jun 2022
Landlord failed to lodge seven bonds with the Bonds Administrator $1,000 fine after Consumer Protection takes prosecution action Laws designed to keep tenants’ funds safe and secure A Mt Magnet landlord has been fined $1,000 and ordered to pay costs of $1,184.50 by the Perth Magistrates Court after being convicted of failing to lodge tenancy bonds with the Bond Administrator. Ian Black , who is a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 May 2022
Some Western Australians may be worrying about keeping a roof over their heads, as competition continues to remain high for rental properties right across the state. Consumer Protection has been fielding enquiries from tenants who have received eviction notices because their landlord plans to sell the home in order to cash-in on rising property prices. Some tenants are also facing the prospect of...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Apr 2022
If you’re renting a home, chances are you’ve paid a security bond at the start of your lease to guard against damage or unpaid bills. Typically worth four weeks’ rent, the bond is a large chunk of money that many tenants may be relying on receiving back at the end of a tenancy to help with the costs of moving and finding a new place to live. However, new figures released by the Bond...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Mar 2022
Terms of short-term stay contracts ruled unfair as they strongly favoured the landlord Renters faced heavy financial penalties for minor breaches of the unfair terms Holiday and short-stay accommodation providers urged to review their contracts The Supreme Court has ordered a Perth property manager to stop using short-stay accommodation contracts which contain terms declared to be unfair under...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Mar 2022
Furniture can look like a playground to young eyes, which is why it is so important for parents and carers to be aware of the dangers and take steps to minimise the risks. Toppling furniture and appliances kill an average of one child every year in Australia, with many others also suffering injuries, including brain damage and broken bones. Here in WA, a one-year-old girl tragically died when a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Feb 2022
Perth’s rental market might be tight right now, but that doesn’t mean tenants should accept living in a home that’s falling into disrepair, nor tolerate surprise visits by their landlords. Unfortunately we have received an increased number of complaints about both scenarios. In 2021, Consumer Protection received 188 complaints relating to repair and maintenance issues and 29 complaints about...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Feb 2022
Gives tenants greater security and protection Ensures park rules are fair and reasonable Provides guidance and support for park operators Changes to improve the security of long-stay tenancy agreements and promote fair and transparent arrangements between park operators and tenants will come into effect on 31 January 2022. Long-stay tenancies can involve living in a caravan, mobile home or park...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Jan 2022
Consumer Protection is receiving numerous reports of sub-standard rental properties being leased to WA tenants from some private landlords.
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Dec 2021

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