The Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Regulations 2020 (Regulations) were released on Friday 29 May 2020.  The Regulations adopt a Code of Conduct for Western Australia (WA Code) pursuant to section 13(2) of the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 (Act).  The WA Code is effective from Saturday 30 May 2020.

The principles set out in the WA Code largely align with the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct (National Code) announced by the Federal Government on 7 April 2020.  However, the principles set out in the WA Code have been refined and provide greater clarity to landlords and tenants.

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