COVID-19: Residential Tenancies Update

The enactment on 9 July 2021 of the Residential Tenancies (No 2) Act 2021 is the latest in a series of legislation introduced since the onset of COVID-19 to regulate its impact on residential landlords and tenants. The lapse on 12 April 2021 of the nationwide 5km movement restriction has also triggered a disapplication of certain tenant protections from termination. This briefing updates on current temporary COVID-19 measures, setting out the practical impact of the most recent legislative developments.