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Rent Increase Notice WA

Rent Increase Notice WA

In Western Australia a periodic tenancy rent may not be increased within the first six months of the tenancy. After that, increases can occur every six months and landlords must give at least 60 days notice in writing using one of the forms below.


Notice to tenant of rent increase (except for rent calculated by tenant’s income)



Notice to tenant of rent increase calculated by tenant’s income

Steps to complete

  • Download either the ‘Notice to tenant of rent increase (except for rent calculated by tenant’s income)’ form or the ‘Notice to tenant of rent increase calculated by tenant’s income’ form
  • Read through the form thoroughly
  • Complete all sections of the form
  • Give the completed form directly to the tenant or send by post

Tips

  • Rent in a fixed-term tenancy can only be increased if the written agreement specifies how much the rent increase will be or the method of calculating the rent increase is shown (eg by CPI). If the rent is able to be increased, it can take effect no sooner than six months after the commencement of the tenancy agreement and the date of the last increase. The lessor must give at least 60 days’ notice of the increase.
  • Find out about increasing rent in fixed agreements here.

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:WA

Entry Notice WA

Entry Notice WA

Landlords should not prevent tenants from enjoying your property in complete peace, privacy and comfort but there are a few exceptions where landlords in Western Australia have the legal right to enter the premises however sometimes an Entry Form MUST be used.

Steps to complete

  • Download the Entry Notice form
  • Read the form THOROUGHLY to see if the form is nessisancy for you to issue and find out extra information
  • Fill in the form regarding your reason for entry
  • Pass onto your tenant

Tips

  • Find out the Landlords exact rights of entry here.
  • Entry can only occur between 8 am – 6 pm on a weekday, 9 am – 5 pm on a Saturday, or any other time agreed between landlord and tenant.
  • The entry notice can be issued without first having to make a reasonable attempt to negotiate a day and time for entry however it usually is a good idea to organise the entry time with the tenant before handing them the Entry Notice form.
  • If the landlord has attempted to organise a time with the tenant that suits the tenant and given proper notice and the tenant has not attempted to make these arrangements landlords can enter using their spare key even if the tenant is not home.

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:WA

Bond Change of Owners WA

Bond Change of Owners WA

A security bond in Western Australia may need to be changed for a variety of reasons. In this case if there has been a change in landlords the bond will need to be updated.

Steps to complete

  • To generate a form to change the landlord on the bond click the link above
  • Complete the Rental Property Details and then select ‘Lessors Changes’
  • You will then be able to choose whether you would like to add or remove a landlord
  • Once you have filled out the generated form click ‘Validate’ and print or download the form
  • The previous landlord and the new landlord must sign this form
  • Once the form has been completed and signed send it to Bond Administrator by post, email (bondadmin@commerce.wa.gov.au) or hand it in in person.

Tips

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:WA

Bond Change of Tenants WA

Bond Change of Tenants WA

A security bond in Western Australia may need to be changed for a variety of reasons. In this case if one or more of the tenants in a shared household has moved out or a new tenant has moved in the bond will need to be updated to add new tenants or remove previous tenants.

Steps to complete

  • To generate a form to change over the tenants on the bond click the link above
  • Complete the Rental Property Details and then select ‘Tenant Changes’
  • You will then be able to choose whether you would like to add or remove a tenant or both
  • Once you have filled out the generated form click ‘Validate’ and print or download the form
  • The landlord, tenants moving in and out must all sign this form
  • Once the form has been completed and signed send it to Bond Administrator by post, email (bondadmin@commerce.wa.gov.au) or hand it in in person.

Tips

  • Find out more about Changing a Bond here.
  • It is recommended by the Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety that the entire bond is paid out by completing a Joint Application for Disposal of Security Bond form. This ensures the departing tenant/s are paid any monies owed. Alternately, the vacating and incoming tenant/s can settle any monies owed as a private matter by passing bond money between themselves. Once all parties are satisfied the bond has been settled, a Variation of Security Bond form can be used to notify the Bond Administrator of the change in tenant names.

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:WA

Bond Refund WA

Bond Refund WA

The ‘Joint Application for Disposal of Security Bond’ form should be completed and signed by both parties when there is no dispute over the condition of the property on handing it back to the lessor or all parties have agreed how the bond money should be divided to pay for any costs for which the tenant may be liable at the end of the tenancy.

Steps to complete

  • Generate/complete the Joint Application for Disposal of Security Bond form above
  • Have the form signed by tenant
  • Submit the form to the Bond Administrator by post, email (bondadmin@commerce.wa.gov.au) or in person.

Tips

  • Make sure the disposal form is filled in correctly before signing it. NEVER sign a blank or partially completed form
  • For more information click here

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:WA

Bond Lodgement WA

Bond Lodgement WA

Bonds are lodged through the Department of Commerce in Western Australia. To collect the bond, you can take cash, cheque, credit card or a direct debit.

Steps to complete

  • Download the Bond Lodgement form or complete it online
  • Complete all the sections of the form
  • Have all parties sigh the form
  • Lodge the form

Tips

  • The Bond Lodgement form needs to be lodged within 14 days of receiving the bond.
  • For tips on how to lodge a rental bond check out our blog post
  • If creating a money order or cheque, the tenant needs to make that order out to to the Bond Administrator.

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:WA

Condition Report Template WA

Condition Report Template WA

The Condition Report Western Australia sets down, on a room-by-room basis, the exact contents and condition of the premises at the beginning of the tenancy.

Steps to complete

  • Download the report and complete within a week of the tenant moving in.
  • Sign the report.
  • Give a copy of the report to the tenant. Get them to initial each page to confirm they have received it.
  • The tenant must return a signed copy with their comments and any supporting evidence to you within seven days of receiving it.
  • If you do not agree with the tenant comments we recommend meeting at the property to agree on the condition before providing the tenant with a final copy of the report.

Tips

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:WA

Residential Tenancy Agreement WA

Residential Tenancy Agreement WA

The Residential Tenancy Agreement is a legally binding contract and should be signed by the tenant and landlord prior to handing over the keys.

Steps to complete

  • Download the contract
  • Complete all the sections (except for signing)
  • Add any Special Conditions directly within the document
  • Send a copy to the tenant to review and sign
  • Receive the signed lease agreement back from the tenant and sign it yourself
  • Provide a complete signed copy of the Lease Agreement back to the tenant within 14 days of the agreement being entered into.

Tips

  • If you meet with your tenant in person to sign the lease, request the tenant to sign the bond lodgement form and your completed condition report at the same time.

Type:Forms,Type:Lease,State:WA