If the tenant has accepted the extract at some point and this agreement has been made to a binding order of the commissioner, the tenant has yet to leave. If the tenant has not evacuated the premises as agreed, you can file an application with the Magistrate`s Court (or SAT, if it is a residential parking dispute). Any agreement to amend the lease agreement must be written. You cannot increase the rent during the emergency period with an existing tenant. The same is true when the tenant`s fixed-term contract expires and you enter into either another fixed-term contract or a periodic contract with the same tenant. Once you live elsewhere, contact your landlord to agree on an end date or cancel that you are leaving. The Mandatory Conciliation Service for Residential Rents can help you and the tenant reach an agreement. Anyone involved in the removal process should follow the latest instructions on how to remain vigilant and safe (social distance) in order to minimize the spread of the virus. Landlords, universities and accommodation institutions should also consider how best to implement leases for new leases, when there are broader measures. The Consumer Protection Commissioner has updated his advice on your rental rights and your managers during the extended lease period of COVID-19. The questions frequently asked below address issues related to housing and its legality. If a tenant does not isolate himself and stubbornly refuses to access the property, the owners still have the powers and tools to access their real estate during the period affected by the coronavirus. These include access to the courts to obtain an injunction or, in the case of a local authority`s lessor, an arrest warrant.

If a lessor is in financial difficulty because of COVID-19, they do not have to make regular repairs during the emergency period. They still have to pay for emergency and emergency repairs. Try to get an agreement on all rent arrears, as your landlord could always sue you or your guarantors if you owe them money. You can`t keep the difference, but you don`t need to refund that amount to the tenant when the lease is in progress. You must credit the amount on the future rent. If your landlord has asked the court to terminate the lease, you must attend the trial to explain your circumstances. If you need a tenant lawyer, Tenancy WA can help you find your local service provider. The Residential Tenancies Mandatory Conciliation Service was set up by the VA government to help landlords and tenants reach an agreement on COVID-19 tenancy disputes without going to court.

If it is because you have a sales contract and you have a regular agreement with the tenant and the sale is a condition that the property is empty, you can terminate the tenant. If you have a fixed-term contract with the tenant at the time of the sale, the lease, as always, cannot be terminated and the buyer becomes the new owner. A tenant is responsible for all rents to be paid under a tenancy agreement, unless the tenant and landlord agree otherwise. Landlords are encouraged to consider whether they can help tenants if they can afford it, either by reducing rent for a period of time or by forgoing some of the rent arrears. Consumer Protection has introduced a new telephone counselling service to assist homeowners dealing with COVID-19 housing rental law issues. This special helpline will provide personalized advice to homeowners and connect with experts to answer questions and explore lease management options during the emergency phase, which runs until March 28, 2021. The hotline is open Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.