NOT FIT FOR HABITATION OR NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO GOVERNMENT ACTION
exceptional circumstances where the property is not fit for
habitation (for example, an internal wall has collapsed or the roof
has blown off) or is unavailable due to Government action (an area
has been evacuated for quarantine purposes), the lessor has two
- the lessor can
terminate the tenancy agreement by giving the tenant one week's notice.
The agreement terminates at the end of the week.
- if the lessor
doesn't give the tenant notice, then the agreement continues. However,
if the tenant doesn't occupy the property for the period when the
property is uninhabitable, the tenant is not liable to pay rent. When
the tenant resumes occupancy of the property, the tenant must continue
to pay rent.