Etta and James moved into a property with their new baby in 2019. The lease was fixed term with both Etta and James’ names on the lease.
In early April 2020, an interim family violence order was granted prohibiting James from living at the property. However, James breached the Intervention Order on numerous occasions and Etta did not feel safe living there alone with her small child. Both Etta and James had tried unsuccessfully to negotiate with the Real Estate Agent to end the lease.
In frustration, Etta contacted our TAAP team. One of our workers assisted Etta to put together significant documentation in support of her circumstances and negotiated with the real estate agent on Etta’s behalf. In the face of compelling evidence, the Landlord agreed to a reduction in the fixed term lease with minimal penalties.