COVID-19 - Client Update 24/12/2020

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COVID-19 - Client Update 24/12/2020

23/12/2020 - The Queensland Government has extended the relevant provisions until 30th April 2021.

The Queensland Government acted quickly to legislate its COVID-19 response for residential tenancies and Queensland is now in a strong position thanks to early actions taken to manage COVID-19 health risks.

Extending temporary regulatory measures to 30 April 2021 means Queensland remains ready to respond to COVID-19 risks as the transition back to normal residential tenancy arrangements continues.

What will remain in place until 30 April 2021

Protections that continue to apply until 30 April 2021, include:

  • provisions allowing tenants experiencing domestic and family violence to end their tenancies quickly
  • protections for tenants against being listed in a tenancy database for rent arrears caused by COVID-19 impacts
  • limits on reletting costs for eligible tenants who end their fixed term tenancies early
  • short term tenancy statement extensions for moveable dwellings
  • entry restrictions and requirements to support COVID-19 social distancing measures
  • relaxed repair and maintenance obligations.

 

Here is a link to the COVID-19 Emergency Response ACT 2020 : https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/view/html/inforce/2020-12-04/act-2020-013

Here is a link to the HUB : https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/the-hub/covid-19-tenancy-update?utm_campaign=Message+from+OBB+-+23+Dec&utm_medium=email&utm_source=autopilot