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The Residential Tenancies Act review is ongoing. Consumer Protection will be update this page as changes occur.
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The consultation is closed but you can still read the public consultation paper.
Consumer Protection is reviewing the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 (WA) (RTA) to consider what changes are needed in light of Western Australia’s changing tenancy market.
Although the review is ongoing, changes will occur in phases.
As part of the first phase of the review, the following changes are proposed:
‘Without grounds termination’ is being retained because of current rental market conditions and to ensure certainty for landlords and investors.
The Decision Regulatory Impact Statement (or DRIS 1) contains recommendations for changes to the RTA.
DRIS 1 meets the objectives of the Government's Better Regulation Program.
More than 350 stakeholders provided feedback on the public consultation paper including:
The process for drafting changes to tenancy laws will now commence. Consultation will continue with stakeholders.
Consumer Protection is developing recommendations to be presented to the Government in the second phase of the review including changes to:
Enquiries can be made by calling the Consumer Protection Advice Line on 1300 304 054 or by email.
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