The territory’s Labor government has postponed the implementation of its remote tenancy framework as the rollout of information continues in communities, urban camps and communal living areas.
There will be further communications over the next five months to ensure tenants feel informed of the changes. The framework will now launch on February 6, 2023.
The new framework creates a fair system; easy to understand and administer; removes the need for link; and charges tenants a flat rate of $70 per room, per week.
About 65% of households will see a rent increase under the new framework, but it is important to note that this is the first increase for tenants in remote public housing in more than a decade.
The territory’s Labor government will automatically provide a rental safety net to tenants identified as “at risk” of rental stress when the new remote tenancy framework comes into effect.
Along with the rollout of the new framework to remote communities, old rental debts have been forgiven through December 11, 2021.
Quotes attributable to Minister of Housing and Homeland Selena Uibo:
“The territory’s Labor Government’s investment in remote housing is unprecedented, and our new remote tenancy framework will streamline the management of tenancies as we continue to build and upgrade more homes and improve livability throughout. the Northern Territory.
“The new framework will replace an outdated system that was confusing for tenants and difficult to administer.
“However, we want to make sure our tenants and stakeholders feel informed about the changes and over the next five months we will be returning to Communities, Urban Camps and Community Living Areas to further explain the new framework. .”