Sutherland Shire Council is providing rent relief to its Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) tenants that have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. This is in addition to adopting the Federal Government’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Commercial Leasing Principles (see link here
) and applying its Debt Recovery and Hardship Policy.
To be eligible for rent relief, you need to:
- be a tenant of Sutherland Shire Council
- be a Small to Medium Enterprise – annual turnover up to $50 million
- have successfully registered for the JobKeeper program
- supply supporting evidence of downturn in revenue in the form of Business Activity Statements and/or submissions to the ATO
Monthly Rent Relief
- Where a tenant has sustained 100% loss in revenue due to closure for reasons associated with Covid-19 – that tenant will receive a 100% Rent Waiver each month while ever the business is closed.
- Where a tenant has been directly or indirectly impacted by an order to close and has reduced revenue – that tenant will receive a minimum Rent Waiver of equal proportion to the % of reduced revenue each month.
How to Apply
To apply, please complete the online form below and attach the required documentation as per the eligibility criteria.
What happens next
Your application will be assessed by a team of Councillors. The Property Officer managing your lease will be in contact with you to advise of the outcome and confirm your rent waiver amount.
Need some help from us
We realise there is a great deal of information flowing at this time and sometimes it’s easier to speak to someone on the phone and discuss how to apply. The Property team are here to assist you, if you would like an officer to work through it with you please call the Property Officer managing your lease directly or contact Council and ask to speak with a Property Officer.
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