Bidding bans and limiting rent hikes are among the changes to WA rental laws. Here’s what you need to know

More than a decade after Western Australia’s rental laws were last updated, change is afoot.

After being delayed by COVID, the government has today announced a raft of changes that it says will balance the needs of both renters and landlords.

What are the big changes?

One of the biggest changes is that rents will only be allowed to be increased once a year – down from twice currently.

Tenants will also be allowed to have pets in most cases.

If a landlord doesn’t want pets in their property, they’ll have to apply to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection and have a reasonable reason to do…

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