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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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9 July 2014: Fee deregulation consultation closing – End of Consultation Period Approaching Please note: The consultation period has now closed. In May 2014 the Commissioner for Consumer Protection,...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Nov 2014
2 July 2014: Agents restrained from operating and supervisors appointed Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of two Perth...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Nov 2014
4 August 2014: RCDs and smoke alarms Consumer Protection has updated previous best practice guidance information supplied to settlement agents regarding their obligations with respect to residual...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
04 Nov 2014
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Consumer Protection
Bulletin
26 Jul 2017
4 November 2014 Help ensure first home buyers don’t miss out on the Home Buyers Assistance Account (HBAA) $2,000 grant. Applications must be lodged no more than 90 days after the date that the offer...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
19 October 2014 The Department has developed an app based on residential tenancy laws, to provide tenants with information about their rights and responsibilities. The app contains handy tools to...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
10 October 2014 Don’t leave it ‘til it’s too late! Compulsory Professional Development (CPD) is a requirement for renewing a real estate and business agent’s licence or a sales representatives/...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
11 September 2014 A South Perth real estate agency and its former property manager have been fined by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for breaching the Real Estate and Business Agents Act in...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015
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
16 Aug 2017
2 July 2014 Consumer Protection has been granted supervision orders by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to take control of two Perth real estate agencies over the misuse of their trust...
Consumer Protection
Bulletin
18 Jun 2015

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