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Eviction moratorium for residential tenants

A tenancy moratorium to restrict when landlords can evict tenants due to rental arrears is in place until 11 November 2021.

Residential landlords who decrease rent for impacted tenants can apply for a grant or land tax reductions depending on their circumstances.

Find out about the eviction moratorium and financial support for landlords.

Tenants in commercial or retail premises

Protection will be offered for impacted tenants in commercial and retail tenancies in NSW.

Landlords will not be able to lock out or evict impacted tenants without first going to mediation.

Eligibility

  • Tenants must have an annual turnover of $50 million or less
  • Tenants must be eligible for either the Micro-business COVID-19 Support Grant, the COVID-19 NSW Business Grant, or the JobSaver Scheme

Contact the Small Business Commissioner


Landlords leasing commercial properties

Land tax concessions

For landlords with tenants in financial distress. Landlords with commercial properties may be eligible for a land tax concession if they provide rent reductions to their tenants.

How much

  • Payment up to 100% of 2021 land tax on a parcel of land

Eligibility

  • For landlords who provide at least that much rental relief to tenants who are eligible for the
    • Micro-business COVID-19 Support Grant and/or
    • 2021 COVID-19 NSW Business Grant and/or
    • JobSaver scheme
  • Available for rent reductions made from now until 31 December 2021

For more information Service NSW.


Commercial landlord hardship fund

For smaller landlords whose main source of income is impacted by providing rental relief to retail or commercial tenants who have been financially impacted by the 2021 COVID-19 lockdown. 

How much

  • grants of up to $3000 per month per property
  • equal to the value of the rental relief provided to the tenant in each month from August 2021.

Eligibility

  • For landlords who have less than $5 million in total commercial landholdings
  • For landlords with an agreement to provide rental relief to tenants from 13 July 2021
  • Landlords must not have claimed land tax relief between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021
  • Available from 17 November 2021.

For more information visit Service NSW.


Landlords leasing residential properties

For landlords with tenants in financial distress. Landlords with eligible properties may be eligible for a land tax concession or a grant if they provide rent reductions to their tenants.

How much

Either

  • $4500 grant to residential landowners for rent reductions provided to  tenants, or
  • Concession of up to 100% of 2021 land tax

Eligibility

  • For landlords who provide at least that much in rental relief
  • Tenants must have lost 25% or more of their household income
  • To be eligible for the grant, rent reductions were made on or after 14 July 2021
  • To be eligible for the land tax reduction, the rent was reduced for any period between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021, and for 2021, you have land tax attributable to the land leased to that tenant.
  • From 11 November 2021, tenants can also apply for the residential tenancy support payment. Opening applications up to tenants as well as their landlords helps resolve tenancy arrears during the moratorium transitional period and helps avoid disputes and recovery action.

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