Future renting WA Negotiating guide

It’s time to start talking about your renting future.

In response to COVID-19, the Western Australian Government implemented a moratorium on some evictions and all rent increases, under the Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020. The extended emergency period ends on 28 March 2021, which means that all the existing laws will stay in place until this date, after which the ordinary tenancy laws will apply again.

This guide has been developed to help landlords and tenants start a conversation about their tenancy arrangements after the end of the emergency period.

Consumer Protection is encouraging landlords and tenants to talk about their options, as by negotiating now they will be better prepared and have time to make plans for a safe and secure renting future.

Options discussed in this guide

Landlord continues tenancy

  • Same terms and conditions
  • Renegotiates new terms and conditions

Landlord ends tenancy

  • Leases to a new tenant
  • Landlord moves in
  • Landlord sells

Tenant options

  • Renegotiate current lease
  • End tenancy and not take a new lease
  • End tenancy and start a new lease
  • Tenancy is terminated

More COVID-19 renting information

Visit Residential tenancies COVID-19 response for more about COVID-19 rent laws. 

For tenants in arrears, the Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme has been expanded to assist landlords who reduced, deferred or waived rent as at 1 December 2020.

Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
Last updated 11 Jan 2021

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