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REIWA Welcomes App for Tenants

Property Managers with the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia have welcomed a new smartphone app that helps tenants understand their rights and responsibilities.

The app has been designed by the WA Department of Commerce and was launched by the Minister, Mr Michael Mischin.

The app provides handy information for tenants, including information about their legal rights. Spokesperson for REIWA’s Property Managers’ Network, Jenni Wood, said the app explained tenants’ obligations as well as providing important information for owners.

“This app is a really great way of helping people to be better tenants by understanding the rules of the Residential Tenancy Act, and by providing timely reminders when rent payments are due,” Ms Wood said.

The app will also help tenants calculate the maximum amount they might have to pay to secure a lease through an agency, store photos for property condition reports or keep a record of rental receipts.

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