Although we still await final news of any tenancy law changes in Queensland that will be implemented as a result of financial hardship due to Coronavirus, we have had some promising news overnight.
(Note – the next Cabinet meeting is due 3rd April, where further news on tenancy law may be forthcoming – I say ‘may’ as we have thought this a few times now!)
In a live Q&A streamed on facebook, QLD State Treasurer Jackie Trad has given her understanding that tenants are “incredibly fearful” that they may not be able to meet their rental payments. She has pledged that the government will backdate the eviction moratorium to March 29 2020.
There were two points clarified:
Further details are still to come – but it is promising to see that both state and federal governments appear to be taking a very balanced and consistent approach and understanding that private landlords are also subject to all of the financial risks out there that their tenants are, and that although naturally there will be an impact on many tenants and landlords to some extent, that there appears to be an understanding of the needs of all parties.
We remain as always, here and happy to help with any questions you may have to help you through these challenging times.
With thanks as always,
Aaron and Heather Jopson (and Michelle, Liz, Bianca, Jade and Lauren)
Business Owners – Beyond Property Management
07 3188 7651 / firstname.lastname@example.org