COVID-19 and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Protections for Renters

Domestic violence is a sinister and often unseen type of harm – more terrifying than COVID-19 itself.

The pandemic has led to a rise in domestic violence reports, and that is likely to worsen as restrictions are lifted and people have more freedom of movement.

For some people, renting their home might make them feel more vulnerable and reluctant to speak out. But protections do exist under tenancy laws that enable women and children to stay in their homes.

Foye Legal Senior Associate Lawyer Roberta Allen and Leanne Brailey from Brailey First National Real Estate discuss how the property laws afford some protections for victims of domestic violence.



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