Know your rights as a tenant


Before deciding to rent a property there are a few rules and regulations that you need to take into consideration. A Residential Tenancy Agreement or "lease" will be drawn up and is the legal contract that both you and your landlord must abide by. A lease should include information such as;

  • Location of the property
  • Total rent
  • Amount of the bond
  • Commencement and end date of your tenancy
  • The landlords' name

For further information, visit the DMIRS website at https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/atoms/files/tenantsguide.pdf