I can afford to not have tenants, so this is not a whinge. But this week with the restaurants closed I have now suspended my tenants payments which were $4,000 per week, while restaurants are forced to close. I also have 8 student accommodation units empty as the tenants were not allowed into the country to start uni being a further $2400 per week. My gripe for the restaurant is that $380 per week is calculated as land tax, $235 pw as Council rates and $222pw as Water Rates (not Consumption) by Sydney Water. As we had the generosity of relieving the tenant from these charges that were payable by the tenant according to the lease, why cant the Government waive them so that the landlord doesn't have to bear them. Has anyone had any success? An income drop of $6,400pw takes a bit of getting used to and belt tightening, but I have always had different kinds of Real Estate Investments so luckily all my eggs were not in one basket. Pity Justin Hemmes and the many restaurant groups who may suffer more than everyone else.