Tenants will be saved from evictions after a moratorium to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic was announced on Sunday night.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said states and territories would move to put a moratorium on evictions due to financial distress for the next six months.
Mr Morrison said landlords needed to work with their tenants and banks on solutions.
"We need you to sit down, talk to each other and work this out," he said.
It comes as tenants have sought cuts of up to 25 per cent in their rent payments after losing work due to the impact of the coronavirus in Orange.
One of our landlords has pro-actively got in touch with us and offered a rent reduction for their tenant.Andrew Vogler, Century 21 Combined
Real estate agents have also revealed landlords have also been hit by the impact of the pandemic making it hard for some of them to be able to agree to the rent cuts.
McCormack Barber real estate director Peter McCormack said they were getting in touch with tenants after a few had called seeking help.
"We're endeavouring to contact every one of our tenants," Mr McCormack said.
"The situations are so varied.
"We are asking tenants to ring us early. Don't wait until you run out of money.
"We've had some incredibly generous landlords. Also there are landlords who are struggling beyond belief."
He said planned government rental assistance would not help everybody.
"Some [tenants in Orange] are not Australian citizens. They desperately need help," he said.
Century 21 Combined Orange director Andrew Vogler said there had been "a couple" of tenants call for help.
"One of our landlords has pro-actively got in touch with us and offered a rent reduction for their tenant," Mr Vogler said.
"I think everyone understands. It is affecting everybody."
One Agency Orange director Ash Brown said the pandemic had hit some people hard.
"We've had one [tenant] hand the key back in. Just walked out. The lease is still current but you've got to understand the situation," Mr Brown said.
"We're still in the process of working out what the landlord will do," Mr Brown said.
"A lot of landlords do have sympathy but at the end of the day they still have their expenses, mortgages, rates and strata fees."
He said tenants had asked to get 25 per cent off for three months while others had asked to delay their payments.
Fitzgerald Estate Agents director Josh Fitzgerald said one couple had asked to break a lease to find a cheaper rental.
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