Push to extend stay on eviction

NSW Labor has called on the State Government to extend its eviction moratorium to the end of 2020 to protect vulnerable tenants.

State MP for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen, says renters in the Inner West are crying out for certainty – all they want to know is that they will have a roof over their head in October.
“The Liberal Government has abandoned renters for years, failing to provide them with eviction protections and now they won’t even extend the eviction moratorium in the middle of a health crisis,” she said.
“Gladys Berejiklian has spent a lot of time during this pandemic telling people to stay home and stay safe. You can’t stay home and stay safe, if you don’t have a home.”
In April, the State Government announced a six-month support package which included a moratorium on applications for forced evictions due to rental arrears for those financially disadvantaged by Covid-19, and new requirements for landlords and tenants to enter into negotiations over rental payments in good faith.
Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Yasmin Catley says many people are still struggling to find work and pay the bills and “they shouldn’t have to also worry that come October, they’ll be evicted from their home”.