I already have and paid the $5 as well and waiting. Vic. Put my credit card info in. I have been through all this 2 min.

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Customer: I already have and paid the $5 as well and waiting
JA: What state/territory are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: vic
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Customer: put my credit card info in
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Customer: I have been through all this 2 min. ago
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Hi, I’m John, solicitor, and reviewing your post, and may need to ask a few questions a long the way to assist you.

I kindly request that you please clarify your question?

Customer
Hi John, English is my 3rd. language, So trying my best
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Please, take your time I'm here to help you

Customer
I'm the land lord and Chemist warehouse my tenant. after the PM announcement on Tuesday they are trying to misuse the crises situation and reduce / deffer the rent. Chemist warehouse is one of the biggest Pharmacy chains in Vic. and turnover above $50M still trying to misuse.
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Can you show me the letter that you received from the tenant.

You can upload the letter to the chat box so I may read

Customer
They used an email sent to my managing agent and market as Confidential. can I still copy and past it to you ?
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Yes you can copy and paste it in the chat box so I can read it

Customer
First part is from managing agent
Thank you for your email.
Unfortunately., before I am in a position to propose the below to the owners., you will need to satisfy both the owner and our office that you have experienced a downturn in trade.
In this instance if you are able to substantiate this I am sure we can come to a mutually acceptable arrangement.
You will need to supply us with copies of revenue statements for the 3 months prior to Covid 19 and the current revenue statements.
These will need to be supplied by your accountant.
Kind regards,From: Rent <*****@******.***>
Sent: Wednesday, 8 April 2020 7:44 PM
To: ***** ***** Bon <*****@******.***>
Subject: COVID-19 impact on rent and outgoings
Rayzan Pty Ltd ACN 154 969 552
C/- Noel Jones (Balwyn) Pty Ltd
Dear *****iela Dal Bon,
PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL
RE: COVID-19 concessions and extension of lease term
Property: Chemist Warehouse Bulleen
LA1902 - Bulleen - CWH - Shop 2F, Bulleen Plaza,*****
We value our relationship with you and recognise the importance of working together. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked through the crisis to support the community.
Though Chemists are regarded an essential service by the government and as such we are pleased to remain open, this overall business downturn has meant we have applied for the JOBKEEPER program.
We have experienced significantly reduced trade to date, and expect that our business will see a further downturn in the coming days, weeks and months. Due to the current circumstances and with the additional provisions required to keep the store open at this time, the entire business and especially the stores are experiencing significant constraints and increases in operating expenses which are at an all-time high with diminishing customer flow
Having regard for Prime Minister ***** *****on’s announcement on April 7th and the challenges listed above, we propose the following measures in order that the landlord and tenant preserve the relationship in a proportionate and measured manner;
• 50% rent reduction for the months of April, May and June 2020* with outgoings paid in full
• 25% rent waived and 25% rent deferred and paid back over a 24 month period, once the pandemic ceases.
• Payment of rent to be on the last day of each month moving forward
• Should the government legislate relief to land tax, council rates or any other outgoings, the landlord shall pass these to the tenant proportionally as a credit towards future payments
*Further assessment and an extension may be necessary, though this will be reviewed with you in June 2020
Notwithstanding the above measures, and in recognition of the value in our relationship, we will be paying April rent per above within 3 business days.
These actions will allow us to manage cashflow and continue to trade from your premises. These actions will also provide certainty of income for the landlord, at this most uncertain time.
We require your continued support in the hopes this will assist us to navigate through these extraordinary times.
Please confirm your acceptance and agreement to the terms above by return email.
Yours sincerely,
CW Leasing Services Pty Ltd
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John Melis, Expert

Thank you for that, now show me the next part

Customer
that all what it is
Customer
This email arrived this morning
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John Melis, Expert

Thank you for the correspondence I have read it several times and based on what they're saying as a landlord you're totally getting a very unreel deal here

​How about we have a talk on the telephone because it might assist you more easier to discuss

Customer
Thanks John; I have no problem talking on the phone , However I prefer to pass it to my Managing agent and ask her to contact you tomorrow or the first working day after easter, this way if we need to continue with you as my lawyer she will be the one running it.
Is it anyway I can get a copy from all our conversation and emailed to her. if yes how??
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John Melis, Expert

may we speak first as this will be better

Customer
At This stage would not help me at all and just an unnecessary cost at this stage. however talking to her is worthwhile , after talking to you , at leased she know the way forward. So could you please let me know how she can contact you and when?
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John Melis, Expert

I totally understand and respect your decision. I'm here to help you when you need and please reach out as and when you require. Just one point I read the correspondence a couple of times and spoke to my colleagues about your correspondence and interestingly this arrangement results in the landlord basically not getting paid. It is in my opinion that's a steel is only in favour of the tenant with no benefit to the landlord at all.

Thank you for reaching out today.

You have a legal right to protect your interests in this important situation.

I am a user like you in this chat forum to assist in your important question today.

Thank you kindly for rating me with 5 stars, which helps me support the community.

You can come back to this post any time to ask questions without additional charge.

I hope I have assisted with answering your important question today, and thank you for supporting the community.

Customer
How can my agent contact you again?
Customer
Any mobile or office number ?
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Once you select the telephone services the system shows my telephone number and you can pass that number which you can then utilise

Customer
Ok Thanks I will pass this to my agent , have already copied our discussion will pass on now.
Thanks again
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ok

I wish you a nice Easter weekend and safety as well

Customer
Same to you and your family
Customer
Bye
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You are welcome, and thank you for supporting the community.

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