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and its members are delighted that the Consumer
Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 has been formally passed which amends
the Residential Tenancies Act and allows
renters to fix furniture to walls.
President Damian Collins congratulates the government for passing this critical
piece of legislation and commends them for listening to the concerns of the
real estate industry to achieve a positive outcome for both tenants and
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,” Mr Collins said.
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 properties.
“We 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.
will continue to advocate strongly for changes that benefit tenants, landlords
and property managers to create a better rental market for everyone in WA.
For more on REIWA's advocacy efforts, visit our advocacy page.
Find out more on the changes by reading the government's full media statement.
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