WA’s tenancy laws are changing in 2019 to allow renters affected by family and domestic violence (FDV) to stay or go.
Staying involves applying to the court to have a perpetrator’s name removed from the lease.
If a tenant affected by FDV decides to leave, they can get out within seven days, with the right evidence and termination notice.
Under that exit option, a perpetrator is allowed to stay in the rental home, if they choose to and can afford to.
Even though a person is violent towards a family member, chances are they could be a great tenant!
This video explains why that’s important to keep perpetrators housed…