Last night the Federal Government passed the COVID-19 Omnibus Bill which includes important commercial and residential tenancy changes. The code comes into effect in all states and territories after 3 April 2020 for the period during which the Commonwealth JobKeeper program is operational.
On Tuesday the government announced that, in addition to the 6 month moratorium on evictions, a mandatory code of conduct will be developed to standardise commercial tenancy agreements impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week we talked about the importance for tenants and landlords to act in good faith and start a conversation. The new code of conduct serves to re-enforce the need for fair, open and honest relationships between both parties, as we navigate through the difficult times ahead.
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Code:
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