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Can a Tenant Set the Rules for Who Can Enter During the Property Inspection?

 In Property Management

Can a tenant request that only fully vaccinated people and those who are not infectious with a COVID-19 variant be permitted entry? There is nothing in the Residential Tenancies Act 1987 that provides the tenant with this right, however a tenant may deny reasonable access which may considered a breach of tenancy. The agent could:

  • Consult with the owner
  • Arrange for inspections through photographs or live videos
  • Negotiate an outcome
  • Seek a Magistrates order.

Should your tenant deny entry we will contact you to discuss and forward plan, as each case will be different. We will continue monitor any changes handed down by the WA Government that affect the real estate industry and inform you when any relevant information arises.

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