26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Government works to protect tenants

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 26 March 2020

The Government has frozen rents and is protecting tenants from eviction during the Covid-19 lockdown, but there is some confusion about what is expected of tenants if they get into financial difficulty as a result of the pandemic.

Some renters have received letters from property managers saying all rent must be paid as normal.

They've also been warned breach notices could be issued and applications made to terminate, if rent isn't received.

Minister of Housing Dr Megan Woods speaks to Susie Ferguson.