Dear Abe,

With all of the COVID stuff happening I am really unsure about my rights as a renter. Could you please tell me where I can get more information?


Dear Renter,

The two main issues that have arisen as a result of COVID-19 are having lost income, and needing to return overseas. There are so many different laws and principles that apply, depending on your circumstances. For example, do you rent from a real estate agent or live with your landlord, or in a boarding house, or at Urbanest, or the Regiment Building. Each one has a different set of rules around moving out. There are some changes in legislation that may happen soon, around evictions due to non-payment of rent. At the moment, we don’t know what that will mean. So, if you have a specific question, please email, explaining your situation, and attach your rental agreement or contract, so that we can give you the best advice available.