COVID-19 rent laws extended: Landlord bulletin 49

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Extension of the COVID-19 rent laws emergency period

It’s important for WA landlords to know that the State Government has extended the emergency period under the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 until 28 March 2021.

To make sure you have all the facts and are able to take advantage of the options available, Consumer Protection explains the pathways in different scenarios in a special COVID-19 rent laws extension fact sheet.

Other helpful topics include:

Second chance at rent grant

Following the extension of the COVID-19 rent laws, the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme is entering a second phase. Tenants who benefitted during the first emergency period may qualify for another rent grant of up to $2,000, to be paid to their landlord. The online application form is open until 28 March 2021.

Landlord Hotline 

If you have questions or need any assistance, contact the new Landlord Hotline on 1300 304 054. Staffed by Consumer Protection experts, this telephone advice service provides personal, step-by-step guidance regarding options and solutions in relation to the COVID-19 rent laws. The hotline is open Monday to Wednesday and Friday between 8.30am–5pm and Thursday 9am–5pm.

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Consumer Protection
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Last updated 02 Oct 2020

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