Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answers to your most common enquiries about Property Reports.
For the most up to date, detailed information about our fees and charges, see Fee Details.
If you order a copy of a Property Report online you can search using the street address of the property you are interested in.
If you don't know the full address, you can start by entering just the street name.
Landgate maintains the official register of land ownership and survey information for the Western Australian State Government. This means that it is a public register and all land information contained in it is available to everyone.
Landgate holds property sales information from 1988 onwards.
A ** noted alongside the sale price on the Property Report indicates that the sales price is a combination of multiple properties purchased by the same transaction. Landgate is unable to report the individual amount that was paid for each property within a multiple property sale.
The Property Details provided are those recorded at the time of the last registered sale.
View our Coverage Index to determine the date of capture for aerial photography in your area.
A Certificate of Title is a record of all information relevant to a parcel of land. It includes ownership details, any interests registered against the land, and a legal land description.
You may wish to view our other Frequently Asked Questions about Certificate of Title.
A Survey Plan offers a pictorial description of a lot within a subdivision.
You may wish to view our other Frequently Asked Questions about Survey Plans.
Registered Sales are sales that are have settled and been registered at Landgate to effect an official change in property ownership.
Please Note: If a property has sold recently, the registered sale information may take up to 6 weeks to be updated online.
Pending Sales are sales that have not yet been recorded as Registered Sales at Landgate. Pending sales information is released from the week that settlement is due to occur. It can take up to 6 weeks from the date of settlement for a sale to appear as a Registered Sale.
A sale is considered “comparable” where the property details listed for the property at the time of the sale match the following details listed for the property enquired on at the time of last sale:
- Property Use (eg. Residential, Commercial etc);
- Property Classification (Strata, Non Strata, Vacant Land);
- Land or Building Area (within a predefined range); and
- Number of Bedrooms and Bathrooms (for residential properties only).
The Median Sales Price is the sale price of the property situated in the middle of a set of properties that are ranked according to sales price. It is not the average sales price.
For example, three properties were sold for $300k, $320K and $900k respectively. The Median Sales Price is $320k which represents the value of property in the middle of the set.
The Places of Interest included in the Premium Property Report are:
- Primary Schools
- Secondary Schools
- Shopping Centres
- Tertiary Institutions
- Shopping Centres
- Train Stations
Points of Interest for all rural and non metro areas are excluded from Premium Property Reports.
It is a conservative estimate of the gross annual rental income that the land might reasonably be expected to realise if let on a tenancy from year to year. For a full description of Gross Rental Value please refer to the Rating and Taxing Valuation page on the Landgate website.
For land situated within a townsite the Unimproved Land Value is the site value of the land. In general, this means the value of the land as if it were vacant with no improvements except merged improvements. The Unimproved Value of land outside a townsite is valued as if it had no improvements. In this case the land is valued as though it remains in its original, natural state, although any land degradation is taken into account.
For a full description of Unimproved Land Value please refer to the Rating and Taxing Valuation page on the Landgate website.
If there is either no Unimproved Value or Gross Rental Value for your property, you will be warned prior to purchase of the report. Your report will be discounted and this section will only contain the available information.
The following information has been sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for inclusion in the Premium Property Report:
- Size of Suburb
- Age of Population
- Dwelling types
- Occupancy status
- Household Weekly Income
- Family Characteristics
You may also like to refer to the information in Your Premium Property Report Explained.