NOTE: Please back up your phone before upgrade your app. The iRentWA App was upgraded in February 2018 to include recent changes to the tenancy laws and some technical changes. The latest version is currently overwriting any information you have saved in the App. Please backup photos and information you have stored in the App before you install the latest version on your device.
This app is for anyone who is renting or is even thinking about renting a home in Western Australia. Developed by Consumer Protection, iRentWA gives you information about your rights and responsibilities as well as handy tools to manage your tenancy from beginning to end.
You can use iRentWA to easily calculate the maximum amount you might have to pay a landlord before moving in and save photos of mandatory property condition reports, rental receipts and items that need maintenance or repair. Its reminders can help you to keep track of rent payment deadlines, routine inspections and proper notice periods. Whether you want to quickly find out about rent increases, getting your bond back or what to do with a breach notice, iRentWA provides simple advice about it all.
The app’s reminders sync with your calendar, so you can set them to remind you to:
· take photos at the start and end of your tenancy,
· return the property condition report to your landlord,
· pay rent on time,
· adjust payments for rent increases,
· give enough notice to end a periodic or fixed-term tenancy, and
· prepare for a routine inspection, or a home open for prospective buyers or renters.
Some of these reminders will warn you if you try to enter data that is incompatible with the tenancy laws in WA. For example, if the date of a rent increase is less than 60 days from the date of written notification of the increase, or less than six months from the last increase you set, the app will warn you this is not allowed.
Similarly, if your landlord wants to schedule a home open for prospective renters earlier than 21 days before the end of your tenancy, the app will let you know they can’t do this. Often renters agree to unlawfully short notice periods for rent increases or inspections because they don’t know their rights. With iRentWA you can easily check what your rights are without having to memorise the law.
Unfortunately disputes sometimes occur over the return of your security bond (deposit). By reminding you to take photos at the start and end of your tenancy, there is less chance of this happening. The reminder to take photos at the beginning can even be set using GPS so when your device detects you’re approaching your new rental home it will remind you to take photos before you move your stuff in.
You can print and email photos you take with iRentWA and even set your own customised reminders. Using this app will help you be a good tenant who isn’t taken advantage of. However, if you do have problems it will tell you where to go for help.