Hi Rene
There are several options for you. If you have a certain version of the standard ADLS Commercial Lease agreement you may have the ability to avoid paying lease payments over this time if a “force Majuere” clause. If you do not, the government has introduced some guidelines which you can look to in order to try and reach a good faith agreement with your landlord to at least significantly lower your lease payments during this period.
I can refer you to a list of lawyers who you can contact to get specific advice based on the agreement for lease you have entered into or you can speak with someone at your local Community Law Centre.
Kind Regards
Jacque Lethbridge, Partner, Martelli McKegg