Residential Tenancies Act review 2019

Coming Soon - Review of tenancy laws in Western Australia 

With the high cost of owning a home, more Western Australians than ever are renting. Did you know that it’s been over 10 years since our tenancy laws were reviewed? Maybe it’s time for a change.

Have your say 

We are reviewing the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (WA) and we want to hear from you. 

Tenancy laws should not only meet today’s needs but those of the future. Help us make positive, lasting changes for both tenants and landlords by sharing your thoughts about tenancy laws. 

In the coming months we will publish a discussion paper to ask for your experiences and feedback on key issues for tenancy reform including: 

  • improving security of tenure for tenants;
  • should termination of a tenancy require reasons and do away with “no grounds” terminations; 
  • disclosure of important information before a tenancy begins;
  • minimum standards of rental properties and maintenance and repairs;
  • tenant responsibility for wilful damage;
  • bonds, rental increases and other charges;
  • making a rental property a home, including the right to keep pets and make minor modifications; 
  • regulation of boarding and lodging and room-by-room rentals; and
  • changes to the dispute resolution process.

Stay tuned

We'll post future updates, including the discussion paper, on this page. 

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