Covid-19 Update

Landlord Update

Although we are still working within significant restrictions, our team are still here to meet all your property management needs

The Victorian Government has now reinstated allowance of in-person property inspections by appointment. This means your property can now resume being privately inspected by prospective tenants.

Tenants can:

  • Pre-arrange private inspections, limited to 15 minutes. Please note, open for inspections are not permitted.
  • Inspections are permitted for one agent and one prospective tenant who may be accompanied by an existing household member, intimate partner or a dependent(s)
  • Tenants can travel further than five kilometres from your home for a maximum of two hours to inspect a property.
  • If the property is currently occupied, the resident must not be present during the duration of the inspection.
  • Unfortunately, residents from regional Victoria will not be allowed to travel to Metropolitan Melbourne for an Inspection

Victorian laws that may affect you, your property or your tenant(s):

Moratorium laws:

Victorian eviction moratorium laws will be extending. The extension of these laws will ensure that Victorian renters facing hardship due to COVID-19 cannot be evicted from their homes (with limited exceptions) or have their rent increased until 31 December 2020.

Land Tax Relief Scheme:

Changes to the land tax relief scheme with an increase of land tax discount from the current 25% to 50% for residential landlords who provide a 50% rent reduction to eligible tenants.

Relief Grant Program:

An extension of the Rent Relief Grant program to 31 December 2020, increasing the maximum grant amount to $3,000 for new applications, and allowing previous recipients to receive up to an additional $1,000.

Resedential Tenancies Disupte Resolution Scheme:

The Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Scheme will be extended until 31 December 2020.

For more information, visit renting rules and support during the moratorium on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website here

Finally, although significant restrictions are still in place, our friendly team are available via email or phone.

Updated: 09/10/2020