I'm a landlord what does it mean for me?

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The introduction of COVID-19 safety measures has resulted in a number changes that effect landlords:

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  • to limit unnecessary contact, mangrove realty has suspended all routine inspections.  We are currently looking into options for virtual inspections and a tenant self inspection options 

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  • National Cabinet agreed to a moratorium on evictions over the next six months for residential tenancies in financial distress who are unable to meet their commitments due to the impact of coronavirus. 

  • the big banks have announced support including the option for Landlords who lose rental incomes will be able to defer their mortgage repayments by up to six months, pending a three-month review.  Please check with your bank about options available through them

  • mangrove realty has secured contractors to ensure the repairs and maintenance of your property can continue with strict social distancing criteria 

  • the Federal Government has banned open for inspections.  Property viewings will be reduced to appointment only with adherence to strict social distancing and attendee numbers

  • QCAT has made a number of changes to how it will deal with disputes:

    • all hearings will be by phone or videoconferencing except in exceptional authorised circumstances

    • any person authorised to appear in person must sign a COVID-19 personal statement

    • all documents to be relied on at hearing must be filed by email

    • all non-urgent Minor Civil Disputes listed for hearing are adjourned to a date to be fixed. This includes:  non-urgent residential tenancy disputes and minor debt disputes

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