RTA review fact sheet - Tenancy applications


COVID-19 coronavirus notice

The deadline for submissions to the Residential Tenancies Act Consultation has been extended to 30 June 2020This extension aims to ensure all stakeholders have sufficient opportunity to provide a submission, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Should the Residential Tenancies Act safeguard a tenant's privacy?

Possible options

  • Educate landlords on best practice for information gathering and storage.
  • Change the law to prevent landlords from asking applicants to provide certain information.
  • Change the law to regulate how information received by a landlord is used, stored and disposed of.

Tell us what you think...

  • Should there be restrictions on the type of information a landlord can require from an applicant tenant? Why or why not?
  • What information should a landlord be prevented from asking of an applicant tenant?
  • Is there a need to introduce laws to stop a landlord from giving information to a third party?
  • Is there a need to introduce laws to require any information to be stored and disposed of in a safe manner?

It's easy to have your say!

To submit feedback: consultations@dmirs.wa.gov.au

For more information about the RTA review: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/tenancyreview or ring 1300 304 054

Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
Last updated 23 Apr 2020

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