Your Rights Renting During COVID-19

Are you supporting someone who is experiencing rental stress during the COVID-19 health crisis? Do you want to learn more about the new laws protecting tenants from eviction?

Join Barwon Community Legal Service for an informative legal information session on the rights of tenants in residential properties and the recent changes to the Residential Tenancy Act as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

This session is designed for community workers who are supporting clients with tenancy issues and members of the public who are keen to understand more about the new laws.

This session will cover a broad range of topics including:

  • What to do if you can’t afford to pay rent because of COVID-19
  • What to do if you have been served a notice to vacate
  • What if the landlord won’t agree to a rent reduction?
  • Tips and advice for renters on negotiating with landlords

Presented by Barwon Community Legal Service

This is a recording of a live Law Week event that was held on 21 May 2020.

Resources

COVID-19 and the Law – Tenancy Self-Help Step by Step Guide

COVID-19 and the Law – Your Rights as a Tenant Fact Sheet

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