The NSW Government is introducing an interim 60-day stop on landlords seeking to evict tenants due to rental arrears as a result of COVID-19, together with longer six month restrictions on rental arrears evictions for those financially disadvantaged by COVID-19. This is not law as yet ,merely principles for landlords and tenants to follow, but is a proposal that is likely to get passed by Fair Trading as a temporary law.
We suggest members get familiar with the the proposals by reading the information on Fair Trading website and downloading the flow charts.
You can also read the latest media release from Fair Trading on this subject.
Watch this video interview from Tom Panos which explains the legal implications and inner workings of these principles.