I fell behind in my rent due to a mistake made on the centrepay form which I couldn't pay off because the other person

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Customer: I fell behind in my rent due to a mistake made on the centrepay form which I couldn't pay off because the other person renting with me was violent and the real-estate wanted her out and I was left on the lease so I had to get a restraining order and got her out .I was told some rent was in arrears and I worked out I was paying half the rent every second fortnight and fixed it but was noe$800 in debt. Community housing offered assistane but the landlord and real-estate wouldn't give them the answer to the question as to why they wanted me out and the landlord insisted not to rent out to another tenant so I've been paying double rent and trying to make ends meet and negotiate with both party's but I'm only on DSP and have had no one vacate for my situation which would of been fixed but I don't think they like me because I fell behind in rent. I am now moving with 12000 in debt because I've also got double gas, electric and water and it has only been 12 months since my partner died of cancer. I believe cornavius hasn't helped but I've had no advocate or assistance even though I had it. I just had to pay to get into a smaller cheaper place and my mental health is suffering. Can I get any financial help with some of my rent in arrears so I don't get a bad history? Or can I have any financial assistance because I'm feeling like I have been forced to move out by the landlord and real-estate by then not responding to my attepts to fix up the debt?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Victoria
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: No they are all fine and been fine
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Do I have to pay to get advice because I don't have the money.
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I kindly request that you please clarify your question?You can stop the eviction by the filing an application in the tribunal.The State Tribunal is perfect for mediating disputes. It forces the parties to come together to discuss the issues involved.In most cases at mediation, the matter will settle.You will be the Applicant. The other party is the Respondent.The document you file in the tribunal is the points of claim. This correspondence needs careful preparation. I recommend you download the application first and complete the same. Then upload as required to commence the lawsuit.Draft the complaint in a chronological order detailing the issue. I suggest that you also say what action you have taken to try and rectify the matter.The alternative is to apply to the local court. You recover your legal fees when you run your case through the court system.You can run your case or consider the option of using a lawyer to help.On the tribunal (and court) website, there are help menus that you can use to assist you with the application and process.I suggest that you make sure you have all your evidence for the case ready before your file the application.Once you lodge your application, you will receive notice from the tribunal (or court) with the next steps to follow.I know it isn’t easy to deal with issues like this, but you’re handling it so well.I can hear your concern and your voice, and if you follow the steps I’ve suggested above, it will give you a direction to go.I know you have a lot of choices, and there are various ways to move forward.If there is anything else, big or small, that I can help you with today, please let me know?I am so glad you contacted us, and I thank you for reaching out today.Don’t forget to accept the answer and click five stars in support of the community.
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I have found a place to live to rent a room. It has cost me and I don't want to be living there permanently is there any other organisations such who can help me pay some arrears so I can get a chance for a good rent history with the real-estate?
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