Important General & Real Estate COVID-19 Information

The COVID-19 Pandemic has created a raft of challenges within Australian Society, our communities and, indeed, for those in our profession.

The following information outlines some of the resources we have been able to draw upon to assist with navigating issues within the property industry:

Navigating the Roll Out of the Commercial Leasing Code in the States and Territories Paper | Updated 8 October 2020 Includes WA Regulation 2020 Gazetted on 25 September | Source Preston Rowe Paterson

Navigating the Roll Out of the Commonwealth Leasing Code in the States and Territories Paper | Updated 9 June 2020 Includes QLD Regulation 2020 Issued 28 May 2020 | Source Preston Rowe Paterson

Navigating the Roll Out of the Commonwealth Leasing Code in the States and Territories Paper | Updated 3 June 2020 Includes WA Regulations 2020 Gazetted on 29 May 2020 | Source Preston Rowe Paterson

Navigating the Roll Out of the Commonwealth Leasing Code in the States and Territories Paper | 21 May 2020 | Source Preston Rowe Paterson

Commonwealth Code State Legislation and Regulations

  1. National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct;
  2. NSW Parliamentary Research Service – Protected Tenancy History;
  3. NSW COVID-19 Retail Lease Act Regulation;
  4. NSW COVID-19 Conveyancing Act Regulation;
  5. QLD COVID-19 Act;
  6. QLD COVID-19 Land Act Regulations;
  7. QLD COVID-19 Retail Shop Leases Act Regulations;
  8. SA COVID-19 Act;
  9. SA COVID-19 Regulations;
  10. TAS COVID-19 Act;
  11. TAS COVID-19 Gazetted Notice;
  12. VIC COVID-19 Act;
  13. VIC COVID-19 Regulations;
  14. VIC COVID-19 Amendments to Regulations;
  15. WA COVID-19 Act;
  16. WA COVID-19 Regulations and
  17. WA COVID-19 Regulations (Updated as at 26 September).

PFA-PRP Valuation Uncertainty

  1. PFA-PRP Issues Paper – Dealing with Valuation Uncertainty – Investment Real Estate
  2. PFA – ShineWing Webinar on Dealing with Valuation Uncertainty; 
  3. PFA – ShineWing Webinar Presentation on Dealing with Valuation Uncertainty; and
  4. PFA – ShineWing Webinar Poll Results and Extra Questions Answered

International Valuation Standards Council:
1. IVSC 2020 Valuation Uncertainty

Australian Property Institute:
1. COVID-19 Standards & Protocols
2. State of Emergency Declaration

Australian Banks:
1. Addendum to Residential Valuation Standing Instructions

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors:
1. RICS Response to COVID-19

Property Funds Association of Australia:
1. PFA Issues Paper

Property related news re: COVID -19:

02.09.20| Investment Real Estate Valuation in the Covid-19 Economy | Source McMahon Clarke

21.04.20| City of Sydney News – Covid-19 (novel coronavirus): how we’re responding | Source City Of Sydney

16.04.20| SA COVID-19 Emergency Response (Commercial Leases) Regulations 2020 | Source MinterEllison

16.04.20| COVID-19 Emergency Response (Commercial Leases) Regulations 2020 | Source South Australian Government

15.04.20 | Emergency sitting of the Victorian Parliament next week | Victoria State Government

15.04.20 | Media Release Victoria State Government – Supporting Tenants and landlords through Coronavirus | Victoria State Government

15.04.20 | SA COVID-19 Emergency Response Act (assented 09.4.20) | South Australian Government

13.04.20 | NSW announces $440 million rent relief packages for commercial and residential tenancies | Source MinterEllison

11.04.20 | Tasmanian Declaration provides relief for commercial tenants | Source MinterEllison

09.04.20 | Tasmanian Government Gazette COVID-19 Disease Emergency | Source Tasmanian Government

09.04.20 | Australian Treasurer announces a blanket tightening of foreign investment screening rules | Source MinterEllison

09.04.20 | QLD Government moves to protect retail and commercial tenants | Source QLD Government

09.04.20 | News Alert South Australia COVID-19-Emergency Response Bill | Source House of Assembly

09.04.20 | News Alert South Australian legislation provides relief for commercial tenants | Source MinterEllison

08.04.20 | National Cabinet mandatory code of conduct for SME commercial leasing principles | Source Prime Minister of Australia website

08.04.20 | Commercial Tenancy code of conduct | Source Property Council of Australia

07.04.20| National Cabinet announces an industry code of conduct for commercial tenancies | Source MinterEllison

07.04.20 | Scott Morrison announces rent relief package for commercial tenants affected by coronavirus | Source ABC News

07.04.20 | Victorian students to learn from home, as VCE timelines revised | Source Victorian State Government

06.04.20 | Victorian Government recognises that industry partners in building and construction are critical to recovery| Source Treasurer of Victoria

03.04.20 | Government announced a mandatory tenancy code of conduct to be introduced to help struggling businesses | Source Prime Minster Australia

02.04.20 | Helpful guide to understanding how JobKeeper Payment program works | Source NTAA

31.03.20 | Energy bill relief for small businesses in WA | Source WA Government

31.03.20 | Guidelines for the building and construction industry Victoria as at 31 March 2020 | Source: UDIA

31.03.20 | Federal Government announces JobKeeper program to support businesses and employees | Source: Pitcher Partners

31.03.20 | Major changes to the Foreign Investment Review Board  on foreign investment transactions | Source: McMahon Clarke

31.03.20 | Questions every fund manager must ask in the face of the COVID-19 crisis | Source: McMahon Clarke

30.03.20 | Banks to help commercial landlords who help tenants through COVID19 | Source: ABA 

30.03.20 | Economic Response to the Coronavirus | Source: Federal Government

30.03.20 | $3 billion to support jobs and businesses affected by COVID-19| Source: QLD Government

27.02.30 | WA State Government announced a $607 million stimulus package | Source: WA Government

26.03.20 | $1 billion stimulus package to save SA jobs, businesses | Source: SA Government

23.03.20 | Latest COVID-19 Government stimulus package: new support for business | Source: MinterEllision

22.03.20 | COVID-19 Second Stimular Package: Government initiatives | Source: Federal Government