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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Sonia Apikian, Partner
Jana Stackhouse, Lawyer