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The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations have arrived and apply for the period from 16 January 2022 to 15 March 2022

On 1 February 2022 the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2022 (“the 2022 Regulations”) were brought into effect in Victoria. The 2022 Regulations are substantially the same as the 2021 Regulations and cover the period from 16 January 2022 to 15 March 2022.

Extended Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme – To run until 15 March 2022

On 15 January 2022, the Minister for Small Business announced an extension to the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. The extended scheme will now run until 15 March 2022, allowing eligible tenants rent relief until that date from 15 January (which is the date the 2021 Regulations would otherwise have ended). The enabling legislation allows the…

Appointment of Evelyn Marcou as a Principal at MST Lawyers

MST Lawyers is delighted to announce the appointment of Evelyn Marcou as a Principal of the Firm.

The practical effect of the rules on evicting tenants during COVID-19: RFY v ACV (Residential Tenancies)

The case of RFY v ACV (Residential Tenancies) [2021] VCAT 865 concerned an application by a landlord to evict a tenant on the basis of unpaid rent after Regulation 14 of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Transitional Regulations 2021 came into effect.