Partnering to help those impacted by family and domestic violence

One of the more unfortunate flow-on effects of COVID-19 has been the surge in demand for family and domestic violence (FDV) support services across the country. In 2019, Western Australian tenancy laws changed to assist those facing FDV by improving and implementing best practice solutions to assist both tenants and landlords in situations involving FDV, […]

REIWA reports 12 year low for Perth’s vacancy rate

The Perth market is experiencing the lowest rental vacancy rates since 2008, according to REIWA. The Perth rental market’s vacancy rate has dropped to 1.6 per cent, which is the lowest it has been since March 2008, according to REIWA President Damian Collins. He said a vacancy rate around 3 per cent is generally considered […]

Perth rental market poised for takeoff

Perth’s rental market is becoming increasingly tight, with listings plunging and strong demand for properties continuing through the coronavirus crisis, prompting calls that the city could face a rental shortage as early as next year. Data from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia showed there were 4,676 properties available to rent at the end […]

Govt policy clouds future of residential tenancies

One of Western Australia’s biggest residential property managers has called for more clarity around how tenants impacted by COVID-19 renegotiate rental agreements and how landlords can continue to service debt under the federal government’s moratorium on evictions. Rental Management Australia chief executive Andrew Graham, who manages a rent roll of more than 3,500 properties in WA, Queensland and Victoria, […]