COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (NSW) (Act) was received on March 25, 2020, consent that gives the NSW government the power to prohibit the removal of premises, terminate a lease agreement or prevent the application of landlords` rights, and exempt a tenant or class of tenants from complying with the law or its leases for six months , while the federal government is freezing rental prices. We recommend, until the rules are set and there is more certainty as to the composition of the federal government`s next stimulus package with respect to NSW`s leasing plans; The parties are cautious when considering the possibility of entering into a commercial agreement on their lease agreements. Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) (which replaced the 1987 Act) began on March 23, 2020. The new laws perpetuate the tendency to give tenants rights and impose obligations on landlords and their agents. The period for the termination of a periodic lease for the lessor has been increased by 60 days to 90 days (s85). Borrowing is a form of payment that most landlords require of tenants as collateral for losses they may suffer in violation of the agreement. The amount of the loan may not exceed four weeks` rent. It is then deposited by the owner or his agent with the rental services of the Fair Trade service. The law also prohibits owners from putting in the mouth additional guarantees such as guarantees from third parties who are not parties to the agreement. If you own or rent a home, you should be aware of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010, which was approved by the NSW Parliament on June 17, 2010 and is expected to begin shortly. The act is a comprehensive revision of the NSW Housing Rent Act. While most of the amendments to the 1987 Act favour the tenant, some processes have been facilitated for the landlord. (a) that the tenant has the carpet professionally cleaned at the end of the lease or that he assumes the costs of such cleaning (unless the cleaning is necessary because the animals were kept on the site during the lease), b) that the tenant must take out a specific or specified form of insurance; (z.B the landlord of responsibility for any act or omission on the part of the lessor, the landlord`s broker or a person acting on behalf of the lessor or lessor, i.e., if the tenant violates the contract, the tenant is required to pay the remaining rent under the contract, an increased rent, penalty or damage that can be liquidated , that is, if the tenant does not violate the agreement, the rent will be reduced or the tenant must or may benefit from a rent reduction or other benefit. If you are a homeowner, you must be aware of the provisions of the new legislation, including your obligations under a new lease, or if you intend to sell the property while a lease is in place.