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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.
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.
Tenants can apply to Consumer Affairs to assess whether a reduction in rent is reasonable.
If tenants want to end the lease (but the home is intact), tenants can give landlords a 28-day notice of intention to vacate.
When repaying bonds, landlords cannot subtract damage caused by the fire.
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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