The ACT has similarly amended its
residential tenancy laws to allow its minister to make regulations to alter
rental rules during the pandemic.
The regulations came into force
on April 22, and cover anyone who has lost 25 per cent of their weekly income
or are eligible for JobSeeker or JobKeeper.
The ACT eviction ban covers
tenants for the non-payment of rent for three months from April 23, but maybe
will enjoy extra rights when it comes to
landlords or others entering their home, but the owner of the property will
still, be required to fix urgent issues.
Rent increases are also frozen.
In the ACT’s first stimulus
package, the government announced 165,000 residential ratepayers would receive
a $150 rebate on the fixed charge of all residential rate bills in 2020-21.
In the second stimulus package,
the territory government would give land tax rebates to local landlords who
reduce tenants’ rents by at least 25 per cent for six months from April 1. The
maximum rebate amount is $100 a week, and to access these landlords would need
to reduce their tenant’s rent by $200 a week.
forget to upload all agreements and checklists to the RealRenta platform to
form part of the tenancy file.
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