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    Default Renting in WA, any real estate agents out there that can help?

    We are renting a lovely 2yo home in WA.

    We've found animal droppings and can hear a critter in/on the roof at night.

    We're 99% sure it's a rat.

    Who is responsible to get rid of the animal? Us or landlord?

    The RE agent just said that rats sometimes visit if there is construction nearby, with no clArfication on who or how we need to deal with it.

    With 3 kids under 3 I just want it gone and I'm happy to get rat poison and put it near the droppings, but I'm not going in the roof to catch it if the poison doesn't work.

    I'm not trying to be lazy, I've just never rented before so I don't know what to do.

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    Sorry, not an agent, but did rent in WA for quite a while. Any pests were our responsibility. I'd assume if they are caused by an issue with the building, such as a leaky drain, then I would expect the landlord needs to rectify it.

    Personally, for vermin, I prefer some sort of trap that kills them rather than poison. Poison I always worry they'll crawl off and die somewhere I can't reach making a stink.

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    We own a rental in WA, and had to cover the cost of vermin control due to a large park being converted into a housing estate and the rats packing up seeking shelter in roofing spaces. So I think each situation is different.
    Can you look through the lease agreement? Hopefully it will be mentioned in there.

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