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.
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Another positive reform, and one close to my heart, is to ensure that renters have the right to keep their pets.
Ensuring everybody has access to a home that meets their needs is one of the key themes of the forum.
Our thanks to Circle Green, the Financial Counsellor’s Association of WA, People with Disability WA and Consumer Protection.
It will become the latest resource of Legal Aid WA’s highly successful Blurred Borders project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.