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Latest news: Tenants

Draft ACT rental laws: REIACT ‘concerned’, lobbies say ‘good step’

The community consultation period has begun on a draft bill to end no-cause evictions in the ACT, and tenancy lobbies say it’s a “good step” but the REIACT say tenants will be the "biggest losers".

Local landlord owed over $20,000 in rental arrears, repairs

A Canberra landlord claims they’ve been left with over $20,000 in accrued rental arrears and over $8,000 worth of damage to their rental property, saying their former tenants “lived like animals”.

To the editor: Tenants’ behaviour destroys ACT rental market

This letter writer invites CW to get a first-hand experience by coming to this property to see how the tenants' behaviour destroys the rental supply in Canberra. 

Three more months of government support for COVID-19 affected tenants

The ACT Government has extended transitional measures to support tenants under economic duress from COVID-19 until the end of April.

Grants for tenants to connect with community

The ACT Government has announced the latest round of grants to enable social housing tenants to connect with their community. Due to COVID-19, the grants program has been expanded to include digital...

Eviction moratorium extended three months

The moratorium on evictions for Canberra renters impacted by COVID-19 has been extended by three months to 22 October and includes evictions for rental arrears, under new measures to support tenants impacted...

Calls growing for more support for tenants

An open letter to the National Cabinet is seeking more assistance for residential tenants adversely affected by COVID-19 restrictions to help avoid a second wave of evictions come September.

YWCA’s Rentwell seeks more property owners to get involved

YWCA is celebrating one year of charitable property management service, Rentwell, which has seen 25 properties leased and 49 people in homes, and more than $80,000 in donations through rent reductions.

ACT industry welcomes rental measures amid eviction moratorium confusion

New rental measures announced by the ACT Government on Thursday (2 April) will see landlords offered an incentive to reduce rents for tenants in stress.