• A fair go for landlords during COVID-19


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    Join the campaign: A fair go for landlords during COVID-19

    The WA Government has extended the emergency period until 28 March 2021, meaning that the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 continues to apply to all tenancies regardless of whether the tenant is financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or not.   

    The decision to extend the emergency period, in its current form, is short sighted and will create further problems for landlords and tenants in 2021. 

    It appears that the government has used the pandemic as an opportunity to interfere in the rental market by effectively introducing rent control and meddling in the free market economy. This decision shows that the government is totally out of touch with what is happening in the market. 

    Have your voice heard

    Whether you’re a landlord or real estate professional, all it takes is a few simple steps for change to take place. REIWA also encourages all members to reach out to their client networks to encourage landlords to join the campaign.

    Step one

    Copy and paste the appropriate template letter in the links provided below into an email.

    Template letter from landlord to government

    Template letter from real estate agents to government

    Template letter from real estate agents to clients

    Step two

    Insert your name at the end of the letter in your email and insert the relevant MP’s name into the address line.

    Step three

    Copy and paste the following subject headers into your email:

    Email from landlords to government: WA Landlords call for urgent review of the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020

    Email from agent to government: WA real estate industry calls for urgent review of the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020

    Email from agent to landlords: Join the campaign to ensure a fair go for landlords during COVID-19

    Step four

    Copy and paste the Premier, Minister for Commerce, Treasurer and your local MP’s email address into the recipient area in your email: [email protected]; [email protected] and;  [email protected].

    You can find your local member by searching your electorate into the spread sheet below.

    MP email addresses

    Step five

    Press send.

    It’s never been so simple to have your voice heard. Landlords deserve a fair go during COVID-19 so encourage others to have their say and let’s all be heard together as one.

    Help spread the message

    We have created some campaign marketing material for you or your business to download. Share these across your social channels, websites, emails etc to help spread the word. 

    Download the campaign material

    We want to hear from you!

    We understand there a lot of landlords out there struggling with the extension, which is why we are calling on everyone to tell us their story.

    If you have a client in this situation or you have been impacted, please email [email protected] with your information on how you are experiencing the current rental situation and we could potentially use it as a case study within our campaign. 

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