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Update: COVID-19 relief in Victoria for landlords and tenants

20 August 2020

#Property, Planning & Development, #COVID-19

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Update: COVID-19 relief in Victoria for landlords and tenants

The Premier of Victoria has today issued further guidance to landlords and tenants regarding their lease obligations, having regard to the COVID-19 restrictions which continue to remain in place across Victoria.

The key takeaway from the announcement (which relates to both commercial and residential tenancies) is that evictions (except in certain circumstances) and rent increases will be prohibited until 31 December 2020. Previously, these measures were due to end on 29 September 2020.

Further land tax discounts of up to 50 per cent are also available for eligible landlords.

The Victorian Government has also announced the establishment of a $60 million fund for eligible small commercial landlords experiencing hardship, which will provide up to $3,000 per tenancy.

The Premier’s announcement can be viewed in full here. We will provide further updates as they are released.

Authors: Chris Brodrick & Alana Giles

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