Member for Albury Justin Clancy today welcomed the announcement of a six-month extension to the measures put in place to help residential tenants and landlords financially disadvantaged by COVID-19.
Mr Clancy said the existing measures have provided much needed support to Albury renters since they were introduced in April this year.
“The Government acted quickly and compassionately to support every tenant and landlord doing it tough due to COVID-19 by introducing a series of successful and effective measures,” Mr Clancy said.
“This has given many families in Albury stability and security by helping tenancies continue, keeping a roof over people’s heads and giving landlords the security of continued rental payments.”
The measures the NSW Government have extended are:
Minister for Better Regulation, Kevin Anderson said since the measures were introduced in April, over 50,000 people have accessed Fair Trading’s website information on the tenancy moratorium, while Fair Trading has received over 5,000 direct enquiries from landlords, tenants and agents about the new arrangements.
“There’s no doubt that the pandemic has resulted in financial difficulty for so many people in NSW, so it’s heartening to see tenants, landlords and agents taking advantage of this support,” Mr Anderson said.
“As the impacts of COVID are ongoing, we intend to extend the measures until March next year which will allow more time to return to normal.”
Tenants, landlords and agents can find up to date information and resources at https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/resource-library/publications/coronavirus-covid-19/property/moratorium.