The moratorium on evictions, originally introduced on 29 March 2020, has been extended by the Victorian Government until 28 March 2021. The measures include a moratorium on evictions, rent relief for eligible tenants, suspension of rental increases, and a continued dispute resolution process.
“Victoria has and will continue to see the coronavirus affect the property market. It’s important that our landlords and tenants are aware of the changes and looked after as we move through this together” said Simone Curley, Manager of HomeGround Real Estate.
To ensure a transparent process, Consumer Affairs Victoria has recommended that any changes to agreements are put in writing and registered with their office. More information, including specific information for tenants and landlords can be found on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.
“Our doors are always open and we encourage our landlords and tenants to speak with us if they have any questions” said Simone.