If you are a Landlord in Queensland and your tenant previously met the requirements of the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 – then you need to read this.
An Amendment to the Regulation has been introduced and is effective from 5 February 2021.
What does the Amendment mean for Landlords?
The Amendment now means that Landlords who, before 28 May 2020, had been prevented from taking certain actions against a tenant, are now no longer restricted from doing so.
These actions include:
- recovery of possession, exercising a right of re-entry or forfeiture;
- termination of the lease or eviction of the tenant;
- claiming for damages;
- charging interest on unpaid rent or outgoings;
- a claim on a bank guarantee or security deposit for unpaid rent or outgoings;
- increasing the rent.
It is important to understand the Amendment to the Regulation fully and the circumstances of when a Landlord may take action.
If you are a Landlord and are unsure of what actions you can now take, please get in touch.
The above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice.