Having trouble paying rent because impacted by COVID-19?
A COVID-19 impacted tenant who requires rent relief should contact the landlord as soon as possible to try and negotiate, in good faith. In general, ‘good faith' negotiation means parties dealing honestly and fairly with one another to genuinely work towards a mutually beneficial agreement in a timely manner. See COVID-19 Guide: Rent, rent reduction and support
An early termination application to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal comes under section 228C or section 104. Get advice from your local Tenants' Advice and Advocacy Service on applying to the Tribunal. See also COVID-19 Guide: How do I end my tenancy?
Note: Until your tenancy agreement has ended, you should continue to pay whatever you can afford to pay in rent during this time and speak to a financial counsellor to prepare a plan in support of your case during your negotiations.