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RTA Webinar: COVID-19 changes for property managers and property owners

20 May 2020

The Residential Tenancies Authority has released a new 20-minute webinar outlining key changes for property managers and property owners for tenancy agreements impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar provides an explanation of criteria for COVID-19 impacted tenancies as outlined in the Residential Tenancies Practice Guide, and introduces the new and revised RTA forms and services. It also includes practical information to assist property managers and owners to understand the changes and how to apply them.

Property owners and property managers can watch the webinar at their own pace.

Topics discussed in this webinar include:

  • What you need to know
  • Negotiating rent variations and rent arrears due to COVID-19
  • Understanding the show cause process
  • Inspections and repairs
  • New reasons to end a tenancy
  • Domestic and family violence
  • Conciliation process and how to apply
  • Where to get more information

The webinar highlights changes as a result of the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020, which came into effect on 24 April 2020. This regulation will remain in place during the COVID-19 emergency period and will expire on 31 December 2020, as outlined in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020.

The RTA is working to develop and publish further resources in the days and weeks ahead to support tenants, property owners and property managers during the COVID-19 emergency period.

The RTA would like to remind Queenslanders that if you have not been significantly impacted by COVID-19, you should continue to meet your existing tenancy obligations under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.

Learn more and access a range of resources at rta.qld.gov.au/covid.