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A property condition report should be completed just before, regularly during and at the end of a tenancy. There is a mandatory property condit ion report form which sets out the MINIMUM contents to be included in the report. The property condition report sets down, on a room-by-room basis, the...
Notices and condition reports
Residential rental (or lease) agreements are either periodic or fixed-term. All written tenancy agreements must be done using the Residential tenancy agreement (Form 1AA) . Whether the agreement is written or verbal, a tenant must also be given the ' Information for tenant ' sheet. If the agreement...
Beginning a tenancy
Boarders and lodgers are a special group of home-dwellers in terms of the law. As they are not tenants, they are not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 but instead have rights under common law provisions. Distinguishing between tenants, boarders and lodgers It is not always easy to...
Types of rental accommodation
Whether you are a lessor / landlord or tenant - you should make sure you do your homework before signing a rental agreement. Tenants Make sure the property meets your day-to-day needs. Ask yourself: Can you pay the rent and still have money to live? Is it close to shops, schools or public transport...
Beginning a tenancy
The proactive compliance program assists retirement village managers with complying with legislative requirements, identifying and rectifying areas of risk and providing general advice. This is achieved through voluntary agency visits and industry seminars. Proactive compliance visits are designed...
Managing a retirement village

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23 January 2015 Amendments have been gazetted in the Government Gazette of 20 January 2015 to amend the Form 1AC Information for Tenants and Form 1AD Information for Tenant with Non-written Tenancy...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
5 January 2015 Consumer Protection expects agents will be preparing their business trust account records for the audit period, 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 for submission to their auditor...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
5 September 2014 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will soon be contacting business name holders, who have not renewed their business name registration, about its intention...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Dec 2014
24 September 2014 As of 30 September 2014, the Property Industries Directorate, as well as Bonds Administration, will be located at Gordon Stephenson House in Perth and the Licensing Branch will be...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
9 July 2014 In May 2014 the Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Anne Driscoll, released a position paper proposing that government deregulate the fees charged by settlement agents and land valuers...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
16 December 2014 The amendments to the LV Act, which came into force on 19 November 2014, mean that notices of land valuer licence applications are no longer required to be published. These...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
10 Jun 2015
12 December 2014 Are your sales representatives registered? Recent fines given to two real estate agencies and their sales representatives highlight the important legal obligation that a licensed...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
08 Sep 2017
25 November 2014 A property manager has been disqualified from holding a real estate and business agents’ licence and triennial certificate for five years for failing to deposit income from rental...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
7 November 2014 The Settlement Agents Act 1981 gives the Commissioner for Consumer Protection the power to make arrangements in respect of fidelity and professional indemnity insurance for settlement...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
21 Apr 2016
23 October 2014: Changes to application requirements for renewal of licences As you may be aware, the Settlement Agents Act 1981 (the SA Act) will soon be amended by the Consumer Protection...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
08 Sep 2017

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