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How long should it take to have my bond returned?” – Matt (WA)

We asked Principal/Business Manager at Ray White Leading Edge, Tricia Gilbert for her advice on rent bond returns.

“The Department of Commerce has previously indicated it is reasonable to have the bond disposed within 30 days or the paperwork with the tenant for signing within that time,” Tricia said.

“This ultimately depends on the volume of work, if any, which has to be carried out on the property, in order to bring it back to its original condition, as at the start of the lease agreement.

“Property Managers are unable to complete the Bond Disposal paperwork until all accounts are in, as the tenant is required to have a copy of all accounts pertaining to the bond.”

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Tricia's efforts were officially recognised at the 20th Annual Ray White Awards, held at the Crown Perth, where she was awarded WA Property Manager of the Year, for the Ray White Group (Metropolitan).


  1. When everything is in order why 30 days. Its not fair on tenants. The bond board needs to lift its game and make “transfer of landlord” for tenants bonds possible rather than this stupid paying it back then having it paid in again for the next house or worse people stuck in crappy tenancies because they cannot save the bond to move.

  2. i agree with Dave, the deartment needs to streamline the process or come up with a new polcicy where bond can be transferrable from one landlord to another. Tenants are the one suffering which the government needs to protect.