NSW Rent Law Changes due to COVID19

Source: https://www.domain.com.au/news/coronavirus-whats-happening-around-the-country-with-renters-and-landlords-950408/

NSW was one of the first states to act, with a Greens amendment passed by Parliament that allowed the Housing Minister to enact regulations to amend rental laws, which have since been used to enact the eviction ban.

The ban in NSW prevents those who have lost at least 25 per cent of their weekly income from being evicted for the non-payment of rent for six months from April 15.

There are exceptions if the tenants and landlords have taken part in a good-faith negotiation and "it is fair and reasonable” for the landlord to evict, but the state tribunal needs to consider what would happen to the tenants if they were evicted in any legal proceedings.

Landlords now need to give 90 days’ notice at the end of a fixed-term lease to kick tenants out, and they can’t add the tenant’s details to a bad tenants’ database for the non-payment of rent.

NSW has announced a widely panned rent relief package which provides land tax clemency for landlords who offer rent reductions, but its efficacy has been questioned by experts and MPs on both sides of politics. Those measures will be voted on May 11.

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Jason Gwerder
Monday, 4 May 2020

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