Tenants and landlords

This information is for residential and commercial tenants and landlords facing financial hardship due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Until 26 September 2020:

  • landlords can’t evict tenants who don’t pay rent
  • landlords can’t increase the rent
  • tenants can end the lease early without penalty
  • landlords and tenants can agree to reduce the rent
  • landlords who reduce the rent may also get 25 per cent off their land tax. Or they can delay payment until 31 March 2021
  • landlords and tenants get free help if they can’t agree.

Residential tenants and landlords visit Consumer Affairs Victoria’s website.

Commercial tenants and landlords visit the Victorian Small Business Commissioner’s website.