Covid-19 options for Victorian property investors and their tenants

If you are looking for links to the critical Covid-19 information for property investors and tenants, you’ve come to the right place.

It’s no surprise that the Coronavirus lockdown has put considerable pressure on all aspects of the property market. Federal and state governments have responded with a range of policy responses from eviction moratoriums to renovation assistance. Some areas are the domain of federal government jurisdiction while others fall to the individual states.

It can be challenging to find the information that relates to each, so we have rounded up links to the more important sites and information that specifically relate to Victorian investors, property owners and tenants.

Please let us know if there are others that you think should be included.

Key Links and Resources

Rental assistance – Victorian Government –

The Victorian Government has recently announced rent relief grants for Victorians experiencing rental hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. 

The package provides a one-off grant to help Victorian renters maintain safe, secure and stable accommodation.

Tenant and landlord rights – Consumer Affairs Victoria

New temporary laws have been introduced to protect Victorian tenants and landlords from the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Tax Relief for landlords and tenants

Landlords and tenants are encouraged to work together to provide tenants impacted by the coronavirus pandemic with rent relief consistent with the principles of that package.

HomeBuilder grants – Federal Government

HomeBuilder provides eligible owner-occupiers (including first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.

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