Updated 18 August 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 17 December 2020, 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.

While the tenancy termination restrictions ended on 25 June 2020, the rent freeze remains in place. This means that landlords can’t increase rent for their rental properties until after 25 September 2020.

More information can be found on the Tenancy Services website:

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