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Residential tenancy support to increase

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The NSW Government say they will increase the Residential Tenancy Support Package up to $4,500 per tenancy, and have extended the eviction moratorium until November 11, ‘giving increased security to residential tenants impacted by COVID-19’.

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Kevin Anderson, said ‘Following the moratorium, for the period 12 November 2021–12 February 2022, transitional measures will apply and will limit when terminations can occur for rental debt accrued during the moratorium’.

‘If you have agreed on a repayment plan, a landlord will only be able to terminate your tenancy for this debt if you have failed to make two or more consecutive repayments; and it is fair and reasonable in the circumstances.

Good faith

‘If you have not been able to agree on a repayment plan, a landlord will be able to terminate your tenancy for this debt if the landlord has tried, in good faith, to negotiate a repayment plan through Fair Trading, and it is fair and reasonable in the circumstances. Tenants and landlords are encouraged to enter into negotiations in good faith, but if you are unable to resolve the issue privately, you can contact Fair Trading who will act as a mediator’.

For more info, visit NSW Fair Trading. fair-trading www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/lodge-tenancy-complaint-nsw-fair-trading.


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