New Submission to the TasCOSS Vault

Coalition of Community Groups Letter re Extension of Rental Protections during COVID-19

Ensuring that residential tenants are largely protected from eviction and that their rent cannot be increased has meant that they have not had to worry about whether they have a roof over their heads.

However, if protections for residential tenants are not extended beyond 30 September 2020 there is a high likelihood of evictions for people who, through no fault of their own, have lost their jobs and are struggling to pay the rent.

The Tenants’ Union of Tasmania, Shelter Tasmania, Community Legal Centres Tasmania, Anglicare Tasmania and TasCOSS call on the State Government to extend the moratorium on evictions and rent increases until the end of December 2020 and to extend the Residential Rent Relief Scheme for those tenants who can demonstrate ongoing financial hardship.