WA Review of Tenancies act in WA?

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  1. Leslie

    Leslie Well-Known Member

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    That definitely needs to be there. I've got a feeling you don't understand it?
     
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    Its just the start of a process that will probably take 3 to 5 years before any actual changes in the legislation by my best guestimate.

    Regarding the fact sheet issue - that's just the legislated provision of what happens in a break lease essentially. It doesn't mean a lessor can't apply for compensation as a result of the breach/termination.
     
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    I don't know the WA act but I'm guessing it's to fast track the termination process so the Lessor/Agent can get on with it, and it doesn't take away the Lessor/Agent's ability to claim various compensations for repudiating the agreement?
     
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    Yep, they then claim pro rata of letting fee, rent til new tenant starts, exit inspection fee if charged landlord.
     
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    I agree. But this creates lot of work for landlord managing the property by themselves. I wish tenants are bit more cooperative and the laws are bit more supportive to the land lords. :(.
    :mad:I just had a tenant breaking Fixed lease and refusing to pay rent for the last three weeks. Asking me to take it from the bond. Yes, I can claim, complain and do all the other stuff but it just too much hassle.
     
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    Yes its a pain when this happens, but I'm not sure what law reform is realistically able to fix this sort of issue.

    Its also already actually a criminal offence to intentionally not pay rent with the intention of it being taken from the bond - s52 RTA - maybe remind your tenants of that.

    - RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES ACT 1987 - SECT 52
     
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    Angad posted this on the Property Developers page
    WA Housing Strategy - Engagement with Landlords & Property Managers

    REIWA is delighted to invite you to join us for a workshop to help shape the next 10-year Housing Strategy for Western Australia 2020-2030 (the Strategy), currently being developed by the Department of Communities.

    This targeted workshop is being held with landlords and property managers, and we are interested in hearing your views about:

    • What worked and didn’t work under the previous Strategy?
    • What will success look like for the new Strategy?
    • What specific outcomes and measures do we want to see in the new Strategy?
    The Strategy is due for release in early 2020 and will be a high level guiding document. It will be supported by three implementation plans, which will follow over the next year:

    • An affordable housing implementation plan
    • A regional and remote plan, and
    • A social housing framework.
    Deeper dive consultation will be undertaken in developing the implementation plans.
     
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