RTA review fact sheet - When tenants need to end a fixed term tenancy agreement
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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.
Should a tenant be allowed to terminate a fixed term tenancy agreement?
- Allow a tenant to end a fixed term tenancy agreement without financial penalty in certain circumstances, such as when the tenant has been offered a place in social housing or they have been offered a place in aged care facilities.
- Allow tenancy agreements to include a break lease clause that fixes the amount a tenant would have to pay when breaking a fixed term tenancy agreement in any circumstances.
Tell us what you think...
- Should a tenant be allowed to terminate a fixed term tenancy agreement in limited circumstances without having to pay compensation to the landlord? Why or why not?
- In what circumstances would it be acceptable for a tenant to end a fixed term tenancy agreement earlier than its end date without having to pay compensation to the landlord?
- Should tenancy agreements include break lease clauses that cap the amount that any tenant would have to pay a landlord if they terminated a fixed term tenancy agreement before its end date for any reason?
- How much should a break lease fee be?
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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