Posted by Allison Anthony | 30 March 2020 | COVID-19
This alert is current as at 11 April 2020 and will be updated when more information becomes available. It is provided as general information only and not intended as legal advice.
An Act (being COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 No 1) to amend various Acts to implement emergency measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – including the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) and Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW)
Applies in the State of NSW
The Act was passed in NSW Parliament on 24 March 2020 and assented to on 25 March 2020.
The Act applies to numerous Acts including the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 and the Retail Leases Act 1994.
The Act extends the purposes for which a regulation may be made (expiring after six months of its making) under a ‘relevant Act’ for specified matters for the purposes of responding to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19:
NB: ‘relevant Act’ for the purpose of:
Specified matters include:
The impacts on leases, and the ‘particular circumstances’ to which the restrictions apply, will only be known once the relevant regulations are made. Further updates will be provided once this information comes to light.
This publication is © Nexus Law Group and is for general guidance only. Legal advice should be sought before acting in relation to any specific issues.
In our COVID-19 NEXUS Alerts #2 and #3, we looked at the Commonwealth and NSW legislative measures which had been introduced to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on certain commercial and retail leases – with detail being proposed to follow via specific state and territory regulations being adopted. NSW has now enacted its regulations.