“What can be deducted from your bond when you vacate the premises? Are there common issues to keep an eye out for to avoid losing your bond?” – Tibi
We asked Training and Development Manager at Professionals, Jenni Wood for an answer to this question:
“Owners and their agents can only deduct amounts they are lawfully entitled to deduct,” she said.
Jenni said effectively, this means putting the owner back in the same position they were in prior to the tenancy.
“This includes outstanding rent, but also the righting of any damages to the property.”
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Jenni Wood is the Western Australian Regional Assessor with Harcourts Real Estate Training Centre (HRETC). With over 30 years of industry experience, Jenni is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. She has worked with HRETC since July 2019. Before starting her role as the state's Regional Assessor, Jenni was the Academy Trainer with Harcourts Western Australia. She previously worked with REIWA's Property Management Network Committee as the co-chair between 2009-2019 and as Training & Development Manager for Professionals State Service Centre for WA and NT.