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The Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 requires people wanting to work in Western Australia as a real estate and business sales representative to be registered. A sales representative must work under the supervision of a licensed real estate and business agent . Registration requirements To...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
To apply for a partnership or firm licence: all of the natural persons, if any, by whom the firm is constituted and all of the directors of, and all of the persons concerned in the management or control of, any body corporate by which the firm is constituted are persons of good character and repute...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
To apply for a body corporate real estate or business agent licence: all of the directors of the body corporate and all of the persons concerned in the management or conduct of the body corporate, must be persons of good character and repute and be persons who are fit to be directors of, or...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
To apply for an individual real estate agent or business agent licence, applicants must: be at least 18 years old; be a person of good character and repute and a fit and proper person to hold a licence (see below); have access to sufficient assets and financial resources enabling them to comply...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
Real estate and business agents licensing, registration and code of conduct In Western Australia, individuals , partnerships or companies wishing to operate as real estate or business agents are required, under the Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978 , to be licensed and hold a current...
Real estate agents and sales representatives
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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Regular news items are produced to keep land valuers up to date on any licence requirements, law updates, scam alerts or industry news.
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
25 Nov 2014
Land valuers bulletins provide topical information and reminders for agents. Have you subscribed to the bulletins? Keep up to date with the latest reminders, news and law updates. Subscribe now...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
07 Oct 2016
Regular bulletins are produced to keep real estate agents up to date on any licence requirements, law updates, scam alerts or industry news. Want more information? Full list of Real Estate Bulletins...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
11 Nov 2014
The Home Buyers Assistance Account assists people to purchase their first home in Western Australia. Eligible applicants receive a grant of up to $2,000 to reimburse some of the expenses associated...
Consumer Protection
Form – application
07 Mar 2017
Better Trading was a free electronic newsletter published by Consumer Protection. It contained current issues, important events and future trends in consumer protection and fair trading matters...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
12 Mar 2015
There are three videos available to help landlords and tenants with their renting experience: Getting started Getting started covers applying for a tenancy, option fees, tenancy databases,...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
15 Aug 2014
Real estate agents and business agents licence application forms.
Consumer Protection
Form – application
10 Nov 2016
Regular bulletins are produced to keep Settlement agents up to date on any licence requirements, law updates, scam alerts or industry news. Please note Issue 6 has not been published and hence is not...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Dec 2014
Real estate news - a regular newsletter for real estate agents, sales representatives Disclaimer: The attached editions were published since Spring 2011. Users should note articles relating to a...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
18 Jun 2015
The information on this fact sheet is available on the following pages: Property investment seminars Rent to buy a property Off the plan property contracts This fact sheet contains only general...
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
01 Dec 2016

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