Boarding House (BH) Sector Update: 1. Amendment to the ARHSEPP 2009 passed. The NSW government has just passed its second amendment to the Affordable Rental Housing State Environmental Planning Policy (ARHSEPP) 2009, pulling back planning concessions for ‘New Gen’ Boarding House developments. This change now sets a 12 room maximum to boarding houses in…
The NSW government has introduced measures for six months to help boarding house residents and proprietors work together during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Termination notice periods for boarding house residents who are impacted by COVID-19 and are in fee arrears have been extended to:
60 days’ notice, if the proprietor has participated in a formal negotiation process in good faith with the resident but no agreement could be reached because the resident did not participate in the process in good faith, or six months’ notice.
This will allow time for proprietors and residents to negotiate possible fee reductions. More information for owners and managers can be found on the Fair Trading website Click Here