The Victorian Government has put in place a moratorium on evictions, rent relief for eligible tenants, suspension of rental increases, and a continued dispute resolution process. The moratorium also made changes to how a tenant or landlord may end a tenancy during the moratorium period.
The moratorium has been in place since 29 March 2020. It is currently due to end on 26 September 2020 but the Government recently announced it intends to extend the moratorium 28 March 2021.
Residential tenants and landlords who struggle to reach agreement over rent reductions have access to the dispute resolution service run by Consumer Affairs Victoria for residential tenancies. The Victorian Small Business Commission offers a similar service for commercial tenancies.
Residential and commercial tenants and landlords can also take advantage of more support, including further land tax reductions and more grant funding.
For more information, visit Renting laws and support at Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria.