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If you're evicted from your home

You cannot be evicted without a 'termination order' from the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and only the Sheriff can physically remove you.

COVID-19 support package for tenants and landlords

Temporary measures have been announced to support both tenants and landlords.

  • Tenants who can’t pay their rent in full because they are impacted by the recent COVID-19 outbreak can't be evicted between now and 11 September 2021.
  • Up to $1500 per tenancy will be available for landlords who agree to reduce rent for COVID-19 impacted tenants.

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If you don’t move out of the property by the date your lease ends, your landlord can apply for a termination order at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to have you evicted.

If you’re still in the property by the date in the termination order, a sheriff’s officer can legally remove you from the property under a warrant for possession issued by the tribunal or a court.

It’s illegal for a landlord to lock you out of your home without following this process.


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