The Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 put into place a moratorium on evictions and other measures relating to residential tenancies to address the financial impacts of COVID-19.
On 28 March 2021 the COVID-19 emergency period ended, which means that the ordinary tenancy laws under the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (WA) again apply.
On 1 April 2021, Shelter WA in partnership with the Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA) convened a targeted cross-sector roundtable to discuss the impact of the moratorium ending on people in the private rental market, and to develop immediate, and longer-term solutions to mitigate impact and harm.
Along with government and industry representatives, community services that provide private tenancy support services, a selection of community housing providers and regional services attended this meeting.
Read the Roundtable report here.