“What do you do if the landlord is keeping hold of your rental bond for a mark on the carpet that was there before you rented the house?” Celeste (WA)
Getting your rental bond back from your landlord
Rental bonds can be tricky, this is why we asked Principal at Ray White South Perth, Lisa Kerr, for her advice and getting your rental bond back:
“Hi Celeste – the laws regarding bonds and where they should be held changed a while ago and they must all be lodged with the Bond Administrator.
“If the owner has not done this and is holding it in his account, my advice is for you to ring the WA Department of Commerce (1300 853 829) as they deal with this and they can certainly help you. Good luck.” 🙂
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Lisa Kerr was the Owner/Licensee of Ray White South Perth in Western Australia between 2015 and 2020. After completing a Certificate IV in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Lisa moved into property management. She worked with Access Property Management and John Hayes and Son before moving into a corporate role at Ray White. She retired in 2020.