Subject: Further tenancy law changes for COVID-19 impacted tenants

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NCAT News - 15 May 2020
Further tenancy law changes for COVID-19 impacted tenants
The NSW Government has announced further changes for residential tenants facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

From 14 May 2020, tenants who are unable to negotiate a rent reduction with their landlord can seek to terminate their lease through NCAT. If a termination order is made under the relevant law, compensation (break fee) may be payable to the landlord of not more than two weeks rent.

Download and complete the tenancy application form clearly identifying you are making an urgent application under section 228C of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010. You should lodge this by post or email to NCAT or in person at Service NSW. You will need to provide evidence to NCAT and the other party that you are a COVID-19 impacted tenant facing financial hardship. Urgent applications cannot be lodged online.

For further details on the changes see sections 228A-C of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010.

More information is also available on the NSW Fair Trading website or by calling 13 32 20.
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
For more information call 1300 006 228 or visit
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Level 9, 86-90 Goulburn Street, SYDNEY, NSW 2000, Australia
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