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Residential tenancies relief scheme
New laws are being introduced into Parliament that will help protect you as a tenant in a residential property from eviction and allow for the rent to be reduced if you’re suffering financial hardship due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) rent relief grant
The Victorian Government has established an $80 million rental assistance fund to provide rent relief payments of up to $2000 to Victorians experiencing rental hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The grant is specifically for tenants and is paid directly to the tenant’s agent, lessor or landlord to contribute to the tenant’s rental payments, under their new rental agreement.
Energy payment support
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has set out ten new expectations of energy business to help residential and small business customers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) until at least 31 July 2020.
If you are experiencing hardship you should contact your energy supplier about a payment plan or hardship arrangements.
Banking Personal Relief Package
If you’re experiencing financial difficulty Australia’s banks are now offering customers the option to defer home loan repayments for up to six months.
Banks can also help you with your credit card and personal loans. Depending on your individual circumstances, help may include waiving fees, restructuring loans or other things to help get you through the pandemic.
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