Property 101: Pet bonds in WA

Property ObserverMay 16, 20160 min read

If the tenant is permitted to keep pets capable of carrying parasites which can affect humans, a pet bond may be charged.  

Lessors/agents must lodge the security bond as a single amount, specifying the amount taken as pet bond.

The amount a tenant can be charged for a pet bond depends on the type of lease agreement they have.

Residential tenancy

The pet bond must be no more than $260 unless the weekly rent is more than an amount set by regulation ($1200 per week as at 1 June 2011).  

Long-stay tenancy in a residential park

A maximum amount of $100 may be charged for a pet bond.

Assistance dogs

Tenants must not be charged a pet bond for an assistance dog.

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