COVID-19 | Banking & Finance Update – Part 2

18 May 2020
Sonia Apikian, Partner, Melbourne

The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Vic) (COVID-19 Act), which commenced on 25 April 2020, has introduced temporary amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) (RT Act). These amendments came into effect on 29 March 2020 and will continue 6 months after the commencement of the COVID-19 Act. Part of the amendments have seen mortgagees’ rights to terminate a tenancy agreement in order to obtain a possession order severely limited.

In part 2 of this legal update, we look at the changes to notices to vacate and applications to VCAT for termination of a tenancy agreement, and the positions of other jurisdictions at this time.

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Authored by:

Sonia Apikian, Partner
Jana Stackhouse, Lawyer

This update does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. It is intended only to provide a summary and general overview on matters of interest and it is not intended to be comprehensive. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content.

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