Consumer Protection

Keeping family violence perpetrators housed

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…

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