Mij Michael, September 3, 2021
Eligible residential tenants impacted by COVID-19 who cannot meet their residential rent payments are protected from eviction during the 60-day moratorium period that commenced on 14 July and finishes on 11 September 2021.
This applies to all residential tenancy agreements, including informal and unwritten agreements.
The freeze on evictions does not apply to Social housing tenancies, they have their own processes for dealing with arrears.
Termination, however, can still be sort by agents and landlords for:
The usual notice periods apply.
After 11 September 2021
A landlord can agree to vary the rent for a period that goes beyond 11 September 2021. But they will be able to take termination action for rent arrears if their tenant has not entered into an agreement with them. In this case, the tenant is advised to keep paying as much rent as they can afford.
Landlords may claim rent reductions beyond 11 September 2021 as part of the Residential Tenancy Support Payment.
A landlord can also:
These arrangements cannot be claimed as part of the payment.
There is other financial support available. See nsw.gov.au
See also Legal Aid NSW.