27 APRIL 2020
Residential Tenancies Practice Guide and Government Update
On Friday 24 April, The Minister for Housing and Public Works, Mick de Brenni published the Residential Tenancies Practice Guide, following the passing of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act in Parliament that same week, which allows Government to enact emergency COVID-19 regulations. Read more
20 APRIL 2020
Interview with RAMS Home Loans regarding mortgages, interest deferrals and re-financing in the current market
With all the noise in the market at the moment, our Principal made some calls to get some information together on what is happening in the mortgage landscape to help owners make the best-informed decisions when it comes to their loans. Check out the link to the interview.
15 APRIL 2020
Minister for Housing and Public Works Announcement
On Thursday 9 April, the Minister for Housing and Public Works, Mick De Brenni, provided some proposed measures regarding residential tenancies, the full statement can be viewed here.
COVID-19 Government Website – The Hub
The Government has formulated a website regarding residential tenancies which can be viewed here. This website has FAQ and details for both tenants, landlords and Property Managers.
2 APRIL 2020
Emergency Rental Assistance Payments
Last night, QLD Treasurer Jackie Trad announced in a live Q&A streamed on Facebook that the State Government had set up a grant program that offers an emergency rental assistance payment of up to $500 a week, for up to four weeks, for Queenslanders who have financial hardship due to COVID-19.
30 MARCH 2020
Prime Minister’s Announcement
The Prime Minister announced a wage subsidy package today which is being called the JobKeeper payment. This is available to full-time and part-time workers, sole traders and casual workers who have been with their employer for 12 months or more. This will allow businesses to keep employees on the books to distribute this payment during this downtime.
We will be providing information to all tenants regarding this including the Treasury’s Jobkeeper Payment Factsheet for Employees, so that they have resources to review if they are eligible even if they have been stood down due to the COVID-19 pandemic response. We hope this will help ease the pressure for so many people across Australia.
During this time there may be delays of rental payments, and we will work with each individual case so we can potentially communicate payment plans as tenants who have been affected start to receive regular pay again. Read more
27 MARCH 2020
Pure Real Estate Office closure to the public
Our office is closed to the public effective immediately. We are currently working to finalise phone management so that our staff can all work from home from Monday, 30 March 2020.
Our services were set up for remote working from the day we opened in 2012. We are prepared to continue our services to you with minimal impact when we commence work from home. Read more
25 MARCH 2020
COVID-19 Impact on Open for Inspections
The Government announced that all Open for Inspections are now banned. We will still be able to host virtual property tours and private inspections for now.
If we need to host private inspections, please be aware that we will liaise directly with your tenants to identify a good time and we will work to minimise risk to them and potential tenants. Read more
24 MARCH 2020
Communication sent to Owners
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in Australia and globally, we would like to update our owners on how we are managing COVID-19 and its potential impacts. Our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of our people, our tenants and our communities.
Pure Real Estate is taking an informed approach that is being guided by advice from Australian health authorities and the Queensland State Government to provide continued Real Estate services. Read more