COVID Emergency Response Tenancy Laws Announced April 2020

Apr 26, 2020 | Media

The Residential Tenancies & Rooming Accommodation Regulation 2020, as a result of COVID-19 Emergency Response tenancy laws have changed and has now come into operation as of Friday 24th April 2020 following the settling of the required gazetting process.

It is the latest action in the legal procedure to bring in brand new momentary laws relating to unique COVID-19 protections for property tenancies beginning on 24th April 2020 and the updates are now in effect.

The principal concern from Landlords has been surrounding rent defaults, however, there are also some modifications that impact rights of entry to tenanted properties, responsibilities for regular repairs, lease-breaking provisions, and tenancy termination rights.

If you are interested in reading a complete breakdown we suggest going through the Residential Tenancies Practice Guide which can be found HERE and is somewhat easier to digest than the original legislation documents. 

Emergency response tenancy laws

The Residential Tenancies & Rooming Accommodation Regulation 2020, as a result of COVID-19 Emergency Response law changes has now come into operation as of Friday 24th April 2020 following the settling of the required gazetting process.

It is the latest action in the legal procedure to bring in the brand-new momentary laws relating to unique COVID-19 protections for property tenancies begin from 24th April 2020 and the updates are now in effect.

As a member agency of the REIQ, we are getting constant updates and recommendations on how to operate in the current climate as soon as they are released.

We remain calm, calculated and as always are ready to deal with matters as they emerge. There will be some ‘precedence’ to follow as the RTA and QCAT begin dealing with these matters.

Nevertheless having a legal framework to follow will allow us to stay proactive as we work through this together.

As always if you have any questions or concerns the Investarent team is only a phone call and we are happy to walk you through how the changes may affect you. We will get through this together.

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