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The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is being reviewed which provides the opportunity to create positive and effective outcomes for not only tenants, but landlords and real estate professionals too.
By rethinking how we view renting and working together we can ensure all West Australians have access to reliable and affordable rental properties.
REIWA will be advocating strongly for changes that benefit tenants, landlords and property managers to create a better rental market for everyone in WA.
On 15 October 2019 the WA government offically passed the Consumer Protection Legislation Amendment
Bill 2018 has been formally passed which amends the Residential Tenancies Act and allows renters to fix furniture to
REIWA strongly believe that tenants should be able to affix
furniture to the walls to increase the safety of children and infants and we
have been working towards these changes for some time.
Through our collaboration with the WA Government and various
stakeholder groups, REIWA is proud to have secured vital safeguards that ensure
any damages incurred would be rectified or compensated for at the end of a
lease and special provisions have been put in place for heritage listed
REIWA also raised
concerns over the fixing of furniture in cases where doing so would disturb
asbestos and in strata schemes where by-laws prohibit the affixing of furniture
to the walls of the premises. It is pleasing to see these inclusions have been
included which protect both the tenant and landlord.
For more information, visit the
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website.
On 20 February 2019, the WA Government officially passed the Residential Tenancies Act (Family Violence) Amendment Bill designed to help victims of family violence leave tenancies in which they were unsafe. These amendments officially came into effect on 15 April 2019. REIWA supports any policy measures that helps West Australians when most in need. As an industry, it's important that we do our bit to support those looking to escape family and domestic violence.
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