Tenants can now go, stay, secure and/or resolve.
Leave a tenancy agreement without going to court and with as little as seven (7) days’ notice (you can leave right away for safety but will need to pay rent until the end of the notice period).
Apply to the court to have a perpetrator’s name removed from a lease.
Make a rental home safer through lock changes or security upgrades.
Sort out disputes about property damage, unpaid rent, or bonds and seek removal from, or avoid being listed on, a tenancy database if the listing was because of family and domestic violence.
More information on go, stay, secure and resolve can be found here.
Safe Tenancy WA (2019). Family and domestic violence changes to renting laws, Government of Western Australia.
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