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Victoria extends stay on evictions, offers landlords new grants

Victorian landlords will be able to access rent relief grants of up to $3,000, under a new support scheme introduced after the state government extended its moratorium on evictions and rental increases until the end of the year.

Melbourne's Collins Street during the pandemic
Melbourne's usually bustling Collins Street has been quiet during lockdown, heaping pressure on commercial landlords and tenants alike. Photo: Shutterstock

Victorian landlords will be able to access rent relief grants of up to $3,000, under a new support scheme introduced after the state government extended its moratorium on evictions and rental increases until the end of the year.

The moratorium was intended to be shelved in September after being put in place in March alongside a suite of other measures designed to ensure tenants did not lose their home or workplace because of the COVID-19 pandemi…