APPLICATION TO RENT RESIDENTIAL PREMISES
Residential Tenancies Act 1987(WA)
INFORMATION FOR LESSORS (LANDLORDS) AND APPLICANTS
The application form
This application form will assist the lessor (landlord) to select a tenant to rent the premises.
The lessor/property manager will require some information about the applicant in this form, such as rental history and how the rent will be paid. The application may not be approved if not enough information is provided.
This form does not form part of a tenancy agreement. The rights and obligations of the tenant and lessor are governed by the Residential Tenancies Act 1987.
An option fee is a sum of money that may be paid by an applicant to a lessor or their property manager when lodging a rental application. For most properties, the option fee is capped at $50 or $100 depending on the weekly rent (refer to the Residential Tenancies Regulations 1989). If the lessor/property manager decides not to offer the applicant the tenancy, they must return the option fee by cash or EFT within 7 days of the decision to refuse the application. If the applicant takes up the tenancy, the lessor/property manager can either return the option fee in full or credit it towards the first rent payment. The applicant may apply to the Magistrates Court for the return of any option fee owed to them by the lessor. If the applicant decides not to rent the property after being offered the tenancy, the option fee may be forfeited.
Private tenancy databases are used to check a tenant's rental hist ory. When a prospective tenant applies for a tenancy, the lessor/property manager must provide a written notice outlining the databases they use and the contact details. This written notice is provided at Attachment A.
Other database obligations include - advising tenants if personal information about them is listed on a database, updating listings for accuracy, and only listing a tenant if the tenancy has ended and the amount owing is more than the bond or a court has made an order terminating the residential tenancy agreement.
For more information about tenancy databases refer to the Department of Commerce's publications Tenancy databases or Renting out your property. The tenancy database provisions are consistent with the National Privacy Principles established by the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).
All applicants must be considered in accordance with the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). There must be no discrimination based on: sex, marital status, pregnancy, gender history, parental or carer status, sexual orientation, race, religious or political conviction, disabilities, mental health, age or discrimination by personal association with someone else who may be treated unfairly on the basis of any of the above.
See next for Attachment A
For further information about tenancy rights, refer to the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 or contact the Department of Commerce on 1300 30 40 54 or www.commerce.wa.gov.au/ConsumerProtection.
For Translating and Interpreting Services please telephone TIS on 13 14 50 and ask to speak to the Department of Commerce (1300 30 40 54) for assistance.
Before any application will be considered, each applicant must achieve a minimum of 100 check points.
|LAST 4 RENT RECEIPTS||50 POINTS|
|COPY OF DRIVERS LICENCE||40 POINTS|
|COPY OF PHOTO ID||30 POINTS|
|COPY OF PASSPORT||30 POINTS|
|CURRENT M.V REGISTRATION PAPERS||10 POINTS|
|MIN. 2 REF FROM PREVIOUS AGENT||20 POINTS|
|COPY OF PREVIOUS TELSTRA ACC, SYNERGY ACC, GAS ACC, BANK STATEMENT||10 POINTS (EACH)|
|COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE||10 POINTS|
Should you not be able to meet the 100 check points, please speak to the Property Manager.
All applicants for tenancy are referred to a Tenancy Database Company for confirmation of details supplied.
Written Notice about Use of Tenancy Databases Section 82C(2)
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 Residential Tenancies Act 1987, lessors and property managers must provide written notice to prospective tenants about the residential tenancy databases that they use.
The database/s we use are: