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Help on the way for renters amid coronavirus crisis

Relief could soon be on the way for renters who face being unable to pay their rent because of the coronavirus.

States and Territories are working on a package following a meeting of the National Cabinet today.

It comes as companies across the country start laying off or standing down workers as cash flow dries up.


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Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe today briefed the Prime Minister and State and Territory leaders on the economic fallout of the virus and the RBA’s measures announced yesterday.

“Further work will be done on identifying how relief can be provided for tenants in both commercial and residential tenancies to ensure that in hardship conditions, there will be relief that will be made available and ensuring that tenancy legislation is protecting those tenants over the next six months at least, ” Mr Morrison said.

“That work will be done by states and territories, as it is a state and territory matter, and that work will be led by Western Australia, together with New South Wales, working with all the other states and territories, to bring back some model rules that can be applied in hardship cases.”

Related: Six month payment deferrals announced for Australian small businesses

Mr Morrison conceded that may have an adverse effect on landlords, but says they will need to make sacrifices.

“Now I know that will mean something for landlords, just as the decision taken today means something for banks, just like the decision taken as the Commonwealth Government means something for our balance sheet.

“It will also mean something for those who sadly, will be stood down from their employment and will have to look at their annual leave arrangements and sick leave arrangements.

“All Australians are doing to be making sacrifices obviously in the months ahead and everyone does have that role to play and that will include landlords at the end of the day.”

Federal Budget delayed

The government has also postponed the Federal Budget until the first Tuesday in October.

It was due to be handed down in mid-May but has been pushed back.

States and Territories will also delay their budgets.

“It was agreed today that putting budgets together at this time, with the great uncertainty that exists, is not something that any commonwealth or state government should be doing,” The Prime Minister said

Aged Care boost

The Prime Minister has announced a further $444.6 million for aged care facilities, including cash for nursing homes to retain staff during the crisis.

The money will go towards retention bonuses, supporting the continuity of the workforce and to keep facilities financially viable.

Funding would also be directed to services including Meals on Wheels.

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Melody
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Melody

What about halving the rates and electricity.

andreas gerakis
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andreas gerakis

what security does a landlord have if he relies and lives solely on his rents to survive what releaf does this situation giv a landlord

andreas gerakis
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andreas gerakis

cant just help some and not others worked hard for this and sacrifice it now while others all get releaf and no payments for help to landlord how is this fair just landlords must sacrifice rents and risk loosing there propertys very unjust mr scomo

Andrew
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Andrew

Negative gearing is a handout and you’ve been getting it for years at the expense of the less fortunate. Now u want more? My shares just lost value. Where’s my tax relief? Seriously Andreas. Get some perspective. Making a profit from property is not a right. The govt has no business underwriting your “investment”

Alex
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Alex

What an ill informed person you are Andrew. I am a landlord and the rent I receive pays the mortgage on the house the tenant is living in and not going in my pocket. If the tenant doesn’t pay their rent I will be forced to sell the property (at a reduced value) to just pay off the mortgage. How does that help anyone. Not all landlords are making profits from investment properties and are just getting by and hoping to be able to fund their retirement so the govt doesn’t have to pay us a pension. So the more… Read more »

Cin
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Cin

All mortgage repayments have been suspended for 6 months. I dont see any winners in this crisis. We need to help each other not destroy one another.

Angie
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Angie

What if this is the landlords only income. Who then helps them survive

Chris
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Chris

All motgage payments suspended…. not all and certainly not all investment properties. I invested in tourism property for my retirement and have been hit hard by bushfires and virus. No income for 5 months so am doing it hard too… just means I’ll have to rely on aged pension instead… how us that hrlping economy? Tried to self fund and now going broke?????

Cherie
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Cherie

Yes landlords may get an extension on tgeir mtg if no rrent is pd. What needs to be offering at this tine to small businesses and people with one off properties is a moratirium for 3-months. That is no payments and interest free for the first 3 minths. Otherwisw we are helping renters and not those who simetimes are even sharing this there first property with a renant to privide for their children. Plesse dont help just the renters by expectibg landlords who may be inemployed to pick up this rent relief. Assuming all landllords are sitting baxk and rackibg… Read more »

Michael Dean
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Michael Dean

You still have to pay the interest for this period you idiot.
Get your facts right

Fpro
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Fpro

Landlords lost jobs and businesses as the virus doesn’t discriminate. we still have to pay our own mortgages and rent without ANY INCOME. On top of this we are being forced to subsidise and provide free rent to tenants, in properties that most of the time produce NO INCOME to the landlord. Investment loans can only be pause if you show the bank an income. Landlords also lost out jobs and businesses, so landlords cannot pause AND must pay and subsidize tenant or sell at a lost. From where the landlord will get the money to cover 25k loss? BANKRUPTCY,… Read more »

John
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John

Note you are correct private investors are helping house tens of thousands of people ,governments and banks have ruined the western economic wealth creation by offshoring millions of blue collar jobs. Now they will use class warfare to enrich their Bankster backers.most private wealth will be confiscated .I have family who will lose everything due to this .we need to stop voting for all the current political leadership.

Nancy
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Nancy

Can’t agree more.

Dean
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Dean

Investors without any money 😂😂😂 collecting rent for banks

Greg
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Greg

Tenants need to pay the rent The property owner still has to pay interest on any borrowed money even if it is deferred. then there is the council rates Sewerage and water costs,Land Tax ,,Insurance and property maintenance.Many property owners do not get much if any return on there investment and occasionally have to sell there property at a loss This situation could easily bankrupt many property owners who won t get any sympathy from the tenancy union.

Angie
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Angie

The less fortunate should have bought a house and paid their entire wage back to a mortgage.

Phil
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Phil

Negative gearing is a fancy name for tax deduction on costs
The cost is interest Not a hand out Shares only loose if you sell. If you cant make money on property people will put there money overseas and we will be back to the 1970 with
10 sq housing commission homes.

A s
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A s

I absolutely agree landlords don’t pocket the money many pay mortgages that is not a fair or just approach by the government just because the politicians own their countless properties outright get a grip scomo

Bella
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Bella

What about families and individuals that are renting, have no savings and now have no jobs, struggling to feed their kids and themselves? Subsidies don’t cover both rent and bills as well as put food on the table.
Landlords who own properties have relief in applying for gov subsidies such as newstart and bank loans…

Kel
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Kel

Most landlords cant apply for Centrelink because of the asset test (eg having an investment property). So they will likely have to sell your home. Most landlords are mums and dads with regular Joe jobs trying to scrape by like you.

A s
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A s

100% agree

bella
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bella

Asset test has been waived for the covid-19 applicants by the way

Sue
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Sue

Newstart will have an asset test and most landlords would be over that with their property. Can’t sell without paying Capital Gains tax and can’t get a govt subsidy either.

A s
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A s

Landlords gave massive mortgages wake up I am a landlord and all my rent and my wage goes to cover my mortgage it is so narrrow minded and ignorant of you to think landlords are all cashed up

Julie
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Julie

I’m a landlord and I’m an aged pensioner ,what I get in rent after realestate take there share pays my mortgage of and little over

Dean
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Dean

You are pensioner and still have mortgage you should be ashamed. I came to this lovely country 12 years ago and I payed off 320m2 new build house, raised two kids and work as a labour on building sites. I don’t feel sorry for an investors without any money who collects rents for the bank and pushes house prices up. Now people like yourself, want to f**k up my children’s future.

Simon
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Simon

Same I have mortgage to pay, those idiot think all landlord are rich and making lots of money, my earning also go to mortage and hope one day make a bit of saving for retirement. Why not the politician get pay cut and subsidy the tenants? There is no different tenant and landlord all facing difficulty during this period of time.

sue
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sue

just coz we own our home that does not mean we are better off than renters if no we are wirse off as we pay the water rates council rates and we dont get rent assistance like tenants it work bith ways i dont have savings and if i loose my job who pays my home loan then

Tracey
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Tracey

Six months mortgage free don’t you people take notice

Michael Dean
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Michael Dean

Tracey.
Get your facts right.
You still have to pay interest back for this period.
Plus in my case because my wife and I are not working this rent covers my mortgage and living expenses.
What do I suppose to live off you idiot.

Emma
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Emma

Where did you get the idea that landlords can get relief by applying for Newstart and why should we have to get another loan and pay more interest back to the banks. Don’t be stupid.

David
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David

Landlords cant get on newstart asset tested etc even if a landlord is lucky to have $50 left at the end of a week there is no helo for him/her

Phil
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Phil

What if they are over 65

Mel
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Mel

If the rent is the sole income and they suspend rent payments, the landlord should be eligible for the $1100 a fortnight payment from the government for unemployment. Surely if they can get the $1100 it would be more than rent for most owners.

Sas
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Sas

.you should have insurance to cover any fall out

Susanne grinberg
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Susanne grinberg

Insurance does not cover pandemics

AMJ
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AMJ

I think the best thing to do is contact your rental company and speak to your property manager and see if an arrangement can be made with your landlord. I would hate to evict my tenant and sell. This would be a no win for either party.

Alex
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Alex

Landlord insurance is finite and will not support us through this crisis. Renters should have income protection. Landlords have to pay their mortgages tenants have to pay their rent

Simon
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Simon

100% right.

Emma
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Emma

Yes and we have to pay an excess to receive help from insurance companies and it will also take months to get any funds out of them.

Michael Dean
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Michael Dean

Sad it only covers for 6 weeks.
Again get your facts right stupid.

Phil
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Phil

Insurance only covers period between tenants

Andrew
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Andrew

U could try selling one one your properties instead of expecting a handout. Govt. support is for those who actually need it

Sue
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Sue

How do you know that a landlord won’t actually need help if they don’t get any rent. I live off my rent and if I don’t get any what am I meant to do when my assets are too high. Can’t sell a property just like that, most landlords would have to pay capital gains tax which could be over a $100,000. Some people don’t even have that after paying back their mortgage.

Andrew
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Andrew

Just because u buy a property it doesn’t guarantee u the right to make a profit or derive income. Market factors have turned against u. Deal with it. If u don’t have income then apply for Newstart like everyone else. But all this griping about a handout makes me sick. Negative gearing is a handout and u have been getting it for years at the expense of those less fortunate

Ian
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Ian

Negative gearing means not paying tax on the losses you are making when rent (minus property management fees) does not cover loan repayments, insurance, rates, repairs and maintenance, etc. It is, in effect, the government PARTIALLY (the tax component) subsidising YOUR rent! The rest of the subsidy is being paid by the landlord!

Andrew
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Andrew

Negative gearing reduces the cost of a loss so that the buyer can buy the time to capitalise on the capital gains… Nice spin tho Ian. U sound like a politician (or spokesman for the house owners union)

Greg
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Greg

Negative gearing occurs when the tenant is not paying the full cost of maintaining a property and is subsidized by the Landlord.

Phil
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Phil

Without the negitive gear tax deduction the rent would be higher and then Other renters that don’t have negative gearing would benefit as all rent would go up due to the market supply and demand forces

John
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John

Andrew you are truly an idiot. Just set your alarm early to get in line at Centrelink to get your handout. No body is saying landlords want to make a profit from this they just want support if they can’t pay their mortgage like that which is being given if someone can’t pay their rent. This will not cover 100% of the costs but may stop a landlord having to sell a property.

Andrew
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Andrew

Try to open your mind just a fraction, John. You can do it. Just a bit. You don’t need to line up for the dole anymore. Heard of a thing called the internet? Lol. Seriously though I do agree that the govt should force banks to ease up with regard to loans. U can’t provide rent relief to tenants and not ease the burden on landlords. I just don’t think it should be in the form of a govt handout. Wasn’t the last tax cut enough? Anyway if u read carefully u will notice that many here Seem to object… Read more »

Michael Dean
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Michael Dean

Agree

Emma
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Emma

Ignorant man

Andrew
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Andrew

No Emma, that would be you. What is that line about hating in others what we hate in ourselves?

Michael Dean
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Michael Dean

Andrew you are such a f##kwit.
Come say that to my face.

Rob
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Rob

So Andrew.. what makes you one of the less fortunate ?

Frustrated
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Frustrated

Did you stop to think there are landlords that aren’t negative gearing and only purchased to get their foot in the door of the ever competitive property market. Even if I sold that investment I would still have to borrow approx $1m to buy a house. Stop making assumptions and fitting everyone into one basket.

Also just because you cannot manage your finances for times of emergencies doesn’t mean I have to be penalized for managing my finances.

Tracy
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Tracy

Selling the properties will only.pay the banks back. Some landlords will be in debt because their house values are crashing. ie. they paid more for them than what they’re worth now. The 0.14 percent interest drop equates to $0.66 cent per week for me on the 50,000$ I have owing on my rental ..should I pass that 66cents per week on to the tenant?

A s
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A s

Don’t be an ass

Sam
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Sam

Or I could just sell the house you live in and you could be homeless. Would that be a better option. Stop thinking landlords are rich. That is as narrow minded as me say tenants are all poor!

Emma
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Emma

You are an idiot, wake up to yourself.

Sue
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Sue

And we can’t just sell up because of the capital gains tax.

Andrew
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Andrew

U only pay CGT on profit. So what u are really saying is that you want a govt handout so that u can maximise your ROI while moaning that other people get a handout because they have lost all their income and can’t pay their bills

Tracy
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Tracy

Landlords have more bills than tenants! Insurance water land taxes emergency services, council rates, maintenance costs, fixed interest rates at 5%…should I go on?

Andrew
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Andrew

Oh please do. We’re all dying to hear what comes next.

A s
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A s

Stop being an absolute moron you clearly have no clue

Andrew
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Andrew

I have 2 biz degrees and a bookshelf full of books on finances. A clue I do have. I just don’t get the self absorption in a time of crisis. The govt is trying to help the poorer end of our society and all u peeps do is cry “what about me?” People really are selfish I guess

Emma
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Emma

Moron. Just because I own a rental property does not mean I am rich. I live on the rent from my property, that is the only money I get, I do not make any profit from doing this and at the end of the financial year I still owe the tax man thousands of dollars. I have to pay to maintain the property, pay for repairs, insurance, land and water rates, realestate fees etc etc etc. wake up to yourself. I worked for many years to buy this house and put all my wage into paying off the mortgage and… Read more »

Andrew
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Andrew

No one ever said u we’re rich. No one ever argued that u had expenses. However compared to most renters u are probably more asset rich.

Chris
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Chris

I’d argue with you but that would make me a fool like you with your degrees and still renting……..

Andrew
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Andrew

Well u can’t really can u. All you’re capable of is yelling at those who disagree with u and insulting them. What makes u think I’m renting? Oh wait, u made an assumption. As I said before. Dunning-Kruger on Full Display.

Michael Dean
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Michael Dean

Andrew you are such a wanker.

Andrew
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Andrew

Michael Dean. Sounds like a made up name up from a B grade action movie. Ex military vet with a bad attitude and anger problem saves the day with his no nonsense attitude. In real life it’s not quite that simple although u clearly are. What do u do for kicks apart from beat up the wife and kids? Don’t bother replying. Angry vitriol, threats and your hate speech are wasted on me. Good luck with the crisis. I’m done here. I hope u all get what u deserve.

Rose
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Rose

That’s so true people just think we are so well off but add up all the expenes and doesn’t leave you too much,

A s
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A s

People have worked hard n have mortgages in the millions and shouldn’t be punished because tenants lost their job I’m paying thousands of interest on the loan not the tenant. Andrew you need to stop your senseless comments

Dazza
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Dazza

Hi Andrew
You are misinformed. All depriciated assets are added back on the sale of the sale price and included as a capital gain.

Phil
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Phil

CGT. Is not a profit. It is a tax that gives money back to the Govt that is gained due to inflation. The portion that you keep may be considered profit but as the Govt is printing money when you go to buy the Same asset again you cant. You’ve lost as have all of us That with agent fees , stamp duty stop people moving around and stop homes being sold and bought easily. A system that works against us all

Tracy
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Tracy

Who is going to buy a house now? Can’t sell if there’s no buyers!

Andrew
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Andrew

Buying a house is an investment. Sometimes investments go bad. The problem is that the ‘can’t lose’ myth has surrounded property for too long. Faced with the prospect of a loss once c***y “property investors” now suddenly want Govt support to save their dream. Maybe the govt should also bail out the 95% of small businesses that fail too. Business owners also work hard, pay lots of bills and go bust.

Anne
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Anne

Landlords don’t expect support as you so judgementally stated Andrew. They just don’t feel it’s fair to further support others eg tenants, The government, and lets face it the government runs due to the tax payed to them from people who work and invest. Therefore the government should support tenants, not the landlords. That way the burden is carried by all, let’s not single out landlords and make broad judgement about their financial situations. People make choices, some choose to spend their money on holidays and what ever they choose, some choose to save and invest, it’s all a risk.… Read more »

John
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John

None this has been planned by banks and big business to enrich themselves by confiscating as much private wealth as possible.since when has government or big business given a s*** about small business or investors. The virus is a smoke screen to Enrich the top 1%.we are all being played .

Tess
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Tess

Landlords will be helped but just remember it’s your tenants who are paying your mortgage so you need to understand that looking after them is essential it is they who enable you to have this luxury of a second property . IF you can’t afford it sell it but if you can negotiate lesser rent for a tenant who has served you well and has fallen victim to unemployment due to no fault of theirs then do it. We are all in this together your home is their home

Emma
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Emma

And if all landlords sell their homes all the tenants will be out on the street as they will not have a home anymore. Bright idea.

Tia
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Tia

This is the truest statement I’ve read on here by far!! Everyone needs to work together not turn on each other!! Have faith.

Michael Dean
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Michael Dean

None by the looks of it.
Everything for tennants.
Typical government.
They still want my landtax payment though.
Government just a bunch of parasites.
They should be helping renters not the landlords.
My wife and I not working.
Rent covers our mortgage and bills.
What do we suppose to live on.

Phillip
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Phillip

Michael I think you have hit the nail on the head. The government who receives all of our taxes should be helping the tenant with rent assistance.. Unfortunately, they have decided to pass their responsibilities onto landlords.

Nancy
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Nancy

Absolutely. And will landlords need to pay levy and renting management fee?

David
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David

Scomo Screws the landlords.and everyone thinks its ok. Landords dont make money negative gearing it only subsidises the short full but still out of pocket hoping for capital gains that well past 10yrs in sone cases. People have the wrong impression , many landlords suffer to house these renters that have to lay out nothing. Why does a landlord pay more for water than the person renting it. Our bills out weigh it all the renters have been winners for years and its the landlords that need a corona bail out. Especially when theres fit and healthy people screwing the… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

So landlords should make scarifies. If that is their sole income, asset value is too high to get any govt help. Can’t sell because they will have to pay capital gains tax, which could be in excess of $100,000 at a minimum if you have help the property long term. This is not fair on all Australian’s. Landlords need help too. Equal for all Australian’s. My income is low enough to get the low income supplement but now you want me to give up possible rent to live on.

Bella
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Bella

I agree, both landlords and tenants need help during this time. They’ve so far only worked on the business tenants and landlords dilemma. Nothing as of yet has been decided for housing rent… So far, only new start is offered to people who have lost their income and as of 27April they have promised to waive asset testing and waiting times for the doubled rate of new start, for a specific period of time. Menewhile can you imagine the damage that could be done if all those living paycheck to paycheck who have lost their jobs/income are evicted? Everybody needs… Read more »

Fiona Parker
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Fiona Parker

I’ve been given a notice to leave from the owners of our rental to be out by May what can we do I’ve sent email for them to extend this time our real estate have no due to a number of issues have contacted RTA keep getting no where what can we do my husband’s job is on the line we will have no where to go I’m feeling very disappointed and lost for words I’ve my self have been out of work since November 2019 due to heath issues so not likely to be back in the work force… Read more »

TRACY BEALE
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TRACY BEALE

Why do u have to leave by May? Are they having to sell the house or are u behind in rent?

Rach
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Rach

I am a landlord and tenant that works full time and on a single income raising children – I had to relocate due to work – if I don’t get rental income then I leave the very real possibility of having to go bankrupt – as far as negative gearing goes I don’t cash in tax time and never have despite the fact I do spend cash on my house for my tenants – whom my last one cause approximately $16K of damage which they won’t pay because she is on a protected income (I’ve already asked the tribunal and… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

My husband and l rely on our rent to survive,who will pay our bills and put food on our table,and Who will pay rates and insurance etc If the government could help all the people who have lost the jobs he could help all the landlords who have worked very hard.

Bella
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Bella

Asset test is said to be waived for the covid-19 crisis. If rent is your only income you are able to apply for gov help.

Phil
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Phil

Asset test Is SAID

Greg
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Greg

Great decision by the Government who personally don’t make any sacrifices. I to could make the same type of national decision making, if my salary and conditions were not affected in the least. This Government is a joke. Show us you are pulling your socks up as well, with a salary cut to all MPS or no salary like the rest of us for 6 months. ?

Robyn
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Robyn

We have been renting a house for almost 2 years in Mackay and was given notice to vacate the premises around 4 weeks ago, as the owner wants to move back in ?I’ve lost my job yesterday at 12pm until further notice?I can’t access centrelink online as it seems to crash while I’m trying to apply?what to do?omg I’m even to scared to look for another house to rent amidst all this virus pandemic..I have a family..don’t even want to leave the house now..for anything

Angie
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Angie

I live on the rent I get from my property, I have no other means of income, so who helps me if I have to give my tenants a discount.. I am not entitled to any of the corona virus stimulus package funds so I will be loosing the money I need to survive. I will still need to pay land and water rates and still maintain the property and make repairs and insurance every month. how am I going to do this with no rent coming in. Why don’t the government help renters rather than doubling the welfare payment.

Debbie
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Debbie

This is so scary, I’m in your position including thevfsct that I don’t have a place to call home myself I’m living with my children for the past 3 months .I list my Job today .I’m actually homeless and have a tenant in my only home .. what do I do.. This property is still presidential address legally on all paperwork .where do I live and how do I pay the out goings if I don’t get my rent .. I get $ 200 a week to live on from this property. My husband and i travelled for a year… Read more »

Emma
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Emma

How about you don’t double welfare payment for no good reason and help renters who have lost their jobs instead. Why are welfare recipients profiting from this disaster, they already receive benefits fortnightly and concessions, why are they now getting double the money. Wake up government. Help those that need help.

Cin
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Cin

I dislike how people are judged for being on welfare payments. Not all are free loaders not all rip the system off.
How is it that you see welfare recipients are profiting when the price of everything has skyrocketed.
There are NO WINNERS at all. Everyone is hurting, Everyone is STRESSED,Everyone is scared of this uncertainty. Compassion need for Everyone.

Emma
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Emma

Another one who does not get it. No one on welfare should be getting any more money at the moment as you have not lost a job. Unemployed, pensioners nobody. You already get your fortnightly benefit and have not lost it. Millions of people are losing their jobs and they need the money. They have NO money coming in. People are just confused as to why the government would pick now to give more to those who have not lost anything. Help those that have lost everything not those that have lost nothing. If they want to stimulate the economy… Read more »

bella
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bella

Emma that is quite an ignorant and uninformed view on what’s actually going on. What planet are you on?

Andrew
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Andrew

Why can’t the govt do both? There are very strong economic reasons for giving extra money to welfare recipients particularly at a crisis point like now. Because welfare recipients have less assets to start with any funds given to them will be pumped back into the economy via their spending on goods and services. ie they don’t save. The benefits are exponential. This is why the recent tax cut was criticised for not including low income earners. It was a political stunt rather than Good Economic policy (because any benefit from the tax cut that is saved not spent dilutes… Read more »

Emma
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Emma

Welfare people. Me me me me , our feeling are hurt, everybody is picking on me. NO every body is confused as to why your benefits have been doubled when you have not actually lost your jobs. You did not have a job to loose. All that money should be going towards helping those that have lost their jobs in the last week and next few weeks to come. Wake up to yourselves. Now they expect landlord to give up their incomes to help renters. Why not give that $550 to the renters instead. Then everyone will have money coming… Read more »

Cin
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Cin

Emma are you listening to what you are truly saying. At least half of the ” welfare recipients” Are paying their rent to you the Landlord. Thank you for assuming that I am on welfare payment. I do fully understand. I too lost my job. You are now one whom will receive these welfare payments too as the government has made it possible for you to do this. However I also see that Mince now costs $20 per Kilogram. The cashier at Coles told me she has see so many people from all different types of society struggle to buy… Read more »

Emma
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Emma

I cannot get any benefits from the government. I have asked. I do not know you so I do not know what you are doing. Please stop assuming that I can do things I cannot. I will be left with nothing if I lose my rent. How about you stop assuming also. I will not be able to afford paying any bills or buy any food. Wake up. I only get $300 a week rent and have to pay tax on that so those on welfare make more than I do. Why is it that everyone on welfare seem to… Read more »

Cin
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Cin

I apologise for assuming that you could Emma. However I just don’t agree with what you are saying. I just believe compassion needs to be shown to everyone. Not just Welfare not just renters not just landlords etc etc.
The Government is still in discussions as to whom they can help help next and in what capacity they can help.. so might just need to wait until they have made all announcements.

Emma
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Emma

Oh my god. Welfare are already getting paid every fortnight. They are not losing anything. They are still being paid. Why can’t you see this. People are losing jobs because of this virus and have nothing. People on welfare are getting welfare. Can you please tell me why welfare benefits have doubled while millions of people have lost jobs and need help. Really. Hospitals need help and are not getting it.

I give up, enjoy your extra cash.

Bella
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Bella

Cin you are so right. Also Many people going on the welfare at the moment, such as my partner, have been working up until the covid-19 measures shut down their work. And even then we were just scraping through. I’m not even going to go on as I know it will be wasted words here.

Wayne Griffiths
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Wayne Griffiths

Is it fair to have people vacating a rented premises given 90 days notice during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Tracey
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Tracey

No the government should act now and stop this from happening because it is their fault …

Audrey Losanno
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Audrey Losanno

We are self -funded retirees. Our only source of income is from 2 rental properties. We do not get the pension Will we get help from the government. We do not have a mortgage.

Diane hazzard
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Diane hazzard

I recently had knee surgery and have used all. Leave that I had and now have nothing left work in hospital and looks like I am going to have work hours cut how do I pay my rent??????

Marilyn
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Marilyn

How do you ask your landlord for a reduction in your rent while this virus is here I’ve been laid off and I have a wife and a 3 year old and twomuni students living with us,I have approached him but he more a less said he could defer for one month and he may have to sell the house as he has a mortgage on his house two.my understanding is that his mortgage can be frozen for 6 months,any support would be greatly received.we have kept the house immaculate and don’t won’t to be out on the street.

Monty
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Monty

Some real estate agents are bigger viruses than corona
As soon the floods passed in townsvilles.
The local real esrate agents put the prices up
That is opportunistic and ugly way to mske a xtra quid
From people suffering.
I have sympathy for owners and renters alike.
But some real estate speculators are lower than snakes

Jacques
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Jacques

I would rather be a tenant then a landlord because it has come to my attention there’s another party that dictates what happens to our property. I wonder would that party help pay for my strata, water Corp charges, insurance, Counsel rates and maintaince and we’re have you been all these years. We are going to lose the property it’s just so hard to accept

Jacques
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Jacques

I think and it’s only my opinion seen we all in this together. Bank’s stop changing interest for six months on home loans and any stransaction associated to the home loan. You pay principle ever month no interest . l emphasize stop not you will pay it back in six months time. Last year Australian major bank’s combined made 26.9billion in profit after tax according to the internet one year. l am sure they could afford interest relief to those loyal customers. No Counsel rates for six month’s and No water Corp levies/charges for six months. This would be a… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

We are self funded retirees, no mortgage, no gov pension and living below the poverty line. Our sole income is from 2 rental units, which are now vacant as all holiday bookings have been shut down by the government border closures. But we still have to pay the highest level of council rates (Tourist category), water, insurance and body corporate charges of $20,000 per year not incl property maintenance and repairs. Why is there no help for us?

Tia
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Tia

Does anyone know what the legislation is now with breaches and notice to leave forms and rental decreases if any around the pandemic it’s a little unclear?

Karen
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Karen

If renters pay no rent at all even though they will get government assistance, they leave thee landlord holding the full responsibility for all financial costs. This landlord is also unemployed and not able to meet the cost of rates and water that is being used by the renter. There should be sacrifice on both the renter and the landlord’s part and the burden should not be the landlords only

Albert v Onzen
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Albert v Onzen

why should landlords cop this crap from the Queensland government i worked like a drovers dog to be able to look after my family ,flat keeping this rental property,what if i sell the place and the Queensland Government look after the homeless leaving in street’s.go and squat and sleep in front of your labor politician hazel these parasites.had a gut full.

Jo
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Jo

I heard that when we get the $550 a forthright community housing is going to increase rents that not right