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Can a lodger be evicted in Western Australia?

In Western Australia, a lodger is not treated the same way as a tenant or sub-tenant.

A lodger is generally a person who pays rent, who does not have exclusive possession to the property that person is living in, and likely is living in the property with the property's owner. A good example of this would be a person renting just a room on a weekly basis.

A lodger may be evicted on terms as agreed when moving in with the property's owner or at reasonable notice.

The laws in Western Australia surrounding eviction in regards to lodgers are very different from a classic tenancy situation e.g. tenant and landlord. Such laws are well encompassed in the Residential Tenancy State Legislation and would not apply to lodgers.

For further reading, we suggest looking at what is provided by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

Get in touch with us today if you would like more information in regards to tenancy situations in Western Australia. Call us at 0863890270 or email info@bmslaw.com.au

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