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Tenants cannot be asked to pay any additional money other than rent and security bond during a tenancy agreement. The lessor cannot ask tenant/s to pay any administration fees, re-inspection fees or charges for sending tenant/s utility invoices or breach notices. The lessor can request compensation...
Rent and other payments
The tenancy may end if the rent falls behind. If the tenant/s have a problem making the payments, they should explain their financial situation to the lessor and make alternative arrangements to pay the arrears in full. If the tenant/s are behind in rent payments, the lessor is entitled to follow...
Rent and other payments
The lessor is responsible for the property having a minimum level of security in place. The minimum security relates to door locks, window locks and exterior lights. The security required is specified in the Residential Tenancies Regulations 1989. All rental properties must be in line with the...
Security, safety, maintenance and entry rights
We all have the right to enjoy our home. Quiet enjoyment is the right for both you and your neighbour/s to occupy, use and enjoy your homes in reasonable privacy without interruption. Overall, your lessor (landlord) or property manager shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying your property in complete...
Security, safety, maintenance and entry rights
The tenant should notify the landlord in writing about any non urgent repairs, detailing what needs to be repaired. The landlord does not have to fix items if they are items that were disclosed as not working before the tenancy agreement was entered into, or they are items which the tenant could...
Security, safety, maintenance and entry rights
Urgent repairs fall into two categories: essential services and other urgent repairs. A suitable repairer must be found within a reasonable timeframe. There are some times when a tenant may need to arrange for the repairer. Essential services Essential services are listed in the Residential...
Security, safety, maintenance and entry rights
The laws relating to rent increases vary and will depend on the type of tenancy: Periodic tenancy In a periodic tenancy (no pre-determined finish date) rent may not be increased within the first six months of the tenancy. After that, increases can occur at six-monthly intervals (but no sooner) and...
Rent and other payments
Although proceedings in the Magistrates Court are relatively informal, certain rules must be observed: Call the magistrate 'Sir' or 'Madam'. Stand up when it is your turn to speak or when you are spoken to by the magistrate and sit down when you or the magistrate have finished. Only one person is...
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Western Australia's residential tenancy laws changed in 2013. Three information videos are available to help you understand the laws. Part one: Getting started Part two: Moving in Part three: Ending a tenancy Getting started Getting started covers applying for a tenancy, option fees, tenancy...
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Arrive for the hearing on time or a little earlier. Let a court official know you are there, then go to the waiting room. Remain within hearing distance of the court room. If you are not there when your case is called, it could start without you and the magistrate might make an order which may not...
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Notice to Tenant of Rent Increase Calculated by Tenant’s Income Form 11
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
25 Apr 2014
Application to rent residential premises - Form 18
Consumer Protection
Form – application
27 May 2014
How to complete this form Before the tenancy begins, the lessor or the property manager should inspect the residential premises and record the condition of the premises by indicating whether the...
Consumer Protection
Reports
04 Oct 2017
There are a number of notices designed to help the lessor, property manager and tenant/s deal with various issues. Only issue a notice after you have tried to negotiate the problem or dispute with...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
04 Oct 2017
FORM 1A - Notice of Termination for Non-payment of Rent RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 1987 (WA) - Section 61(a) NOTE : This form is ONLY to be used if not less than 14 days notice of breach of the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
17 Sep 2014
Breach Notice for Non-payment of Rent - Form 21
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014
Residential tenancy databases are often used by lessors (landlords) and property managers to check an applicant’s tenancy history and improve their chances of finding a reliable tenant. Under the...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014
Notice of proposed entry to premises (Form19) There are a number of circumstances in which a lessor may enter the premises. For certain types of proposed entry, you must use Form 19 - Notice of...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
11 Aug 2017
Commercial Tenancy Agreements Act 1985 - Section 7 Notice of Election that Rent be Determined by Reference to Turnover Form 2
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
27 May 2014
Please use the online variation of security bond form to complete and print the form. If you are unable to use the online system then you can download and complete the pdf form on this page. Real...
Consumer Protection
Form – notification
23 Jun 2016

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