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    COVID-19 and renting – information for tenants

    Information for tenants for after the emergency period ends

    On this page, you will find resources to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant after the end of the emergency period.

    Fact Sheets:
    Rent Increases After the COVID-19 Emergency Period
    This fact sheet contains general information about how rents can be increased after the emergency period.

    The Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme
    This fact sheet explains how the residential rent relief grant scheme could benefit you.
    For more information about the scheme and to apply for the grant go to Consumer Protection – Residential Rent Relief Grant Scheme

    Termination by the Lessor
    This fact sheet answers common questions to help you understand your rights if your lessor terminates your rental agreement.

    Negotiating with your Lessor
    This fact sheet contains general information about negotiating with your lessor. It includes information to help you prepare for the end of the emergency period.

    Please note – these resources only contain general information.  They are not legal advice and should not be relied on as a substitute for legal advice.

    More information and resources:
    – A wide range of tenant information sheets and FAQs are available on our former (Tenancy WA) website.
    – For specific information from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) on renting after the emergency period ends click here