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Victoria passing lockdown costs onto landlords

Legal experts say Victoria is socialising the pandemic and pushing its burdens onto business, with a new round of support for commercial tenants disproportionately relying on property investors and landlords to carry the financial costs of the state's latest lockdown.

Centre Lane in Melbourne, empty during lockdown
Commercial landlords most likely to be affected most acutely are those that own small retail and hospitality venues. Photo: Javier Catano Gonzalez / Shutterstock

Legal experts say Victoria is socialising the pandemic and pushing its burdens onto business, with a new round of support for commercial tenants disproportionately relying on property investors and landlords to carry the financial costs of the state's latest lockdown.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews unveiled a suite of new regulations to support commercial tenants late last month, aimed at assisting small businesses with turnover of less than $…