A new tenancy toolkit has been launched by Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) – Consumer Protection to help vulnerable communities understand their rental rights.
Legal Aid WA (LAWA) and Consumer Protection have joined forces to drive this initiative in collaboration with other government agencies and community support services. It will become the latest resource of LAWA’s highly successful Blurred Borders project.
The toolkit uses visual art, plain language and storytelling as the basis to reach Aboriginal people as well as those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It covers a wide range of tenancy issues such as:
• property inspections;
• rent owing;
• getting things fixed;
• emergency repairs;
• property standards; and
• escaping a tenancy for family violence reasons.
Some resources are available to download via the LAWA Blurred Borders web page. The full resources are available for download with a login obtained free on request from LAWA.
For more information contact the Legal Aid WA or Consumer Protection officers in your region, or email Consumer Protection.