COVID-19 Support for Residential Tenants and Landlords
Written on the 29 September 2021
The NSW government wishes to assist its residents as much as it can during this challenging time. Hence, The NSW government has provided support for residential tenants and landlords who are affected by the ongoing lockdown. The support includes rent payment deduction and a freeze on evictions.
Residential Rent Payment Deduction
The government has given tenants and landlords the Residential Tenancy Support Payment, which allows them to claim up to $4,500.
There are two options that landlords can choose for their financial support. Landlords can either claim up to $4,500 or a land-tax benefit. In order to be eligible for the support, landlords need to reduce rent for the qualified COVID-19 impacted tenants.
The $4,500 claim online application will be available from 24 September 2021. Keep in mind that the online application process can be made on the NSW Fair Trading Website.
Freeze on Evictions
Tenants who cannot pay their rent payments in full will be protected because there is a freeze on eviction moratorium. The moratorium takes place from 14 July to 11 November 2021. The following is the tenant’s eligibility to be eligible for this support:
A Step by Step Guide on How to Apply for Assistance
Below is the guide on how to apply for government assistance:
NSW Fair Trading