COVID-19 tenancy protections property owners must follow

Greater protections for tenants have been introduced as part of the Government’s COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Amendment Act. Here’s what landlords need to know. 
 
The measure was introduced on 23 March 2020 and includes a freeze on residential rent increases and prevention of tenancies being terminated. 
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Leave entitlements for essential workers

Essential employers with employees on leave due to COVID-19 may be eligible for the Government’s Essential Workers Leave Support.
Essential businesses (including grocers, pharmacies, security services, and essential equipment retailers such as construction outlets and locksmiths) may be applicable for the Essential Workers Leave Support if their employee(s) are not able to work due to COVID-19 circumstances. To be eligible, essential employers must:
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