Hi, I’m John, solicitor, and reviewing your post, and may need to ask a few questions a long the way to assist you.
The Australian government has introduced a moratorium on evictions for the residential and commercial tenants during the coronavirus pandemic. For the next six months there is technically a freeze on trying to evict tenants out of residential or commercial properties.
Where your landlord is placing undue pressure on you, and you are unable to meet the rent obligation, you are in a strong position to remind the landlord that there is a moratorium on rent.
Then in this case you invite the landlord to discuss this amicably with you and where this is not achievable with the landlord and the landlord keeps placing pressure upon you, your next step is to engage a lawyer to issue a formal notice to the landlord detailing the moratorium that stands rental.
As a tenant and under his moratorium structure the Australian government put into place, the tenant is protected for the six month period.
If you receive any harassing communication from the landlord you may be able to get a restraining order against the landlord for such a negative conduct.
The tenant in the current position as it stands has significant weight to force the landlord not to evict the tenant under these difficult situations of the coronavirus.
Where the landlord is not working amicably with you, your suggested to reach out to your local lawyer who can then communicate with the landlord to settle the matter on your behalf.
The tenant is being protected by the Australian government in this very difficult time.
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You have a legal right to protect your interests in this important situation.
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