Updated 30 October 2020

Dealing with a COVID-19 related situation? Read our information for unit title owners and tenants.

For general information on COVID-19, visit the government’s central website.(external link)

For information for landlords and tenants on the COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions, visit the Tenancy Services website.(external link)

Body corporate meetings

A temporary amendment was made to the Unit Titles Act 2010 (UTA) to allow members of a body corporate or a body corporate committee to attend meetings by audio or audio-visual link.

The amendment applies from 25 March until 16 March 2021, at this stage.

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act

The COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 (the Act) came into effect on 26 March this year. The Act amended the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 to support the Government’s response to the COVID-19 situation by placing temporary restrictions on tenancy terminations and freezing rent increases.

The tenancy termination restrictions ended on 25 June 2020.

A rent increase freeze was in place from 26 March to 25 September 2020. During that time landlords could not increase rent for their rental properties.

More information can be found on the Tenancy Services website:

COVID-19 (coronavirus) - announcement on rent increase freezes(external link)