Emergency Period Expires on 1st December at Midnight

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The Residential Tenancies Act 2020 introduced temporary pauses on tenancy terminations taking effect during an Emergency Period, except in limited exceptions. These temporary restrictions were and will be based on any Emergency Periods which impose restrictions on travel outside of a 5-kilometre radius of a person’s place of residence. This means that whenever the movement of a person is restricted to within 5 kilometres of their home, the temporary restriction on ending a tenancy will apply.

This Emergency Period began on 22nd October 2020 and expires on 1st December 2020 at midnight. This means that notice periods that were paused can be calculated from 2nd December, and the existing laws on how to end a tenancy apply again from 2nd of December 2020.

To find out what this means for your tenancy, please visit our website here.