Property Is Damaged

If you have a specific question that isn't listed below, please send it through to contact@anikalegal.com and we will endeavour to get you an answer ASAP!

Repairs

Landlords are responsible for fixing repairs caused by the fire. Anika can help tenants get repairs performed on Anikalegal.com. We urge tenants to be patient with landlords during this difficult time.

Disaster Recovery Payment

Tenants whose homes have sustained major damage are entitled to a Disaster Recovery Payment from Centrelink ($1000 for adults, $400 for children) – call 180 22 66 to claim.

Rent reduction

Tenants can apply to Consumer Affairs to assess whether a reduction in rent is reasonable.

Ending lease

If tenants want to end the lease (but the home is intact), tenants can give landlords a 28-day notice of intention to vacate.

Repaying bond

When repaying bonds, landlords cannot subtract damage caused by the fire.

Clearing debris

Landlords are technically responsible for clearing debris. However, the State Government will be providing clean-up programs as an immediate priority.

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