RTA review fact sheet - Rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords
COVID-19 coronavirus notice
The deadline for submissions to the Residential Tenancies Act Consultation has been extended to 30 June 2020. This extension aims to ensure all stakeholders have sufficient opportunity to provide a submission, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Does the Residential Tenancies Act (the RTA) balance tenant and landlord rights and reponsibilities fairly?
- Make it an offence under the RTA for a tenant to wilfully damage the property.
- Provide options for the landlord if a tenant is repeatedly late in paying their rent.
- Provide options for the tenant or landlord if either party repeatedly breaches the tenancy agreement.
Tell us what you think...
- If the RTA is amended to allow a landlord to terminate a tenancy agreement if the tenant is repeatedly late in paying the rent, how many times should the tenant be late in paying the rent before this option could apply?
- Would there be any benefit in amending the RTA to include an offence if the tenant wilfully damages the property? Why or why not?
- Are there better remedies for a tenant if the landlord breaches the tenancy agreement other than termination?
It's easy to have your say!
To submit feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the RTA review: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/tenancyreview or ring 1300 304 054
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