Tag Archive for: Consumer Protection

Empowering Consumers with Disability Forum

The forum heard from the Lived Experience Team on the challenges of renting and laid out practical solutions to make renting fair for all Western Australians.

Tenants need peace of mind so it’s time to make renting fair

Another positive reform, and one close to my heart, is to ensure that renters have the right to keep their pets.

Disability & Housing Forum to address housing barriers for people with disability

Ensuring everybody has access to a home that meets their needs is one of the key themes of the forum.

Building Tenancy Skills Co-Design Team

Our thanks to Circle Green, the Financial Counsellor’s Association of WA, People with Disability WA and Consumer Protection.

Tenancy Resource Kit

It will become the latest resource of Legal Aid WA’s highly successful Blurred Borders project.

Changes to handling goods abandoned at the end of a tenancy

The process and responsibilities for landlords in managing abandoned goods has not changed and the onus remains on the landlord to produce documentation to demonstrate compliance with the RTA.

Rental Roundtable

Shelter WA, in partnership with the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia, hosted an Emergency Roundtable to discuss the impact of the ending of the moratorium on people in the private rental market.

Residential Rent Law Extension

The Minister for Commerce has announced the McGowan Government’s intention to extend the emergency period under the Residential Tenancies COVID-19 Response Act 2020 to 28 March 2021.

Mandatory Conciliation for Residential Tenancies

The Department is encouraging the sector to utilise the service to resolve disputes, including those that may emerge from the complexity of boarding and lodging resident accommodation agreements being unilaterally included in the Response Act without consultation.

RTA Changes – What do they mean for CHPs?

Join Trish Blake, Senior Policy Officer at the Consumer Protection, in the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety on the recent legislative changes to the Residential Tenancies Act arising from the moratorium on evictions during the emergency period of COVID-19.

Moratorium on Eviction Legislation Passed

The WA Parliament has passed the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020. This means that there will now be a moratorium on tenancy evictions for the emergency period.