Hi, We are a small business based in New South Wales. We had a commercial lease agreement which terminated at the end of November 2014. We have repetitively contacted the real estate agents to have a new lease agreement drawn up and signed, however, they kept delaying citing that the owner has not agreed on the rent amount and lease terms. We have been making monthly payments of the same amount as the last lease agreement every since the lease had terminated. The real estate agents increased the rent, in Feb 15 and then again, in Oct 15, during this whole time, we have been paying the same monthly rent amount as the last lease agreement. They sent us a letter in September that they were going increase the rent (in relation to the Oct increase) but still did not produce a lease agreement for us to sign. They said that they will give us a new lease agreement to sign once we pay the amount which we 'owe' them since the price increases in Feb and subsequently Oct 15. However, they were not specific on what the amount or terms will be on the new lease (we had verbally agreed to a figure, in March 15 when we visited their offices, they said they will send it over once we paid the arrears but we said we would not pay until we sign). We have said we will not pay the arrears until we actually sign the new agreement. My questions is: 1. Can they increase the rent for us like that without us signing a lease agreement? 2. Do we have to pay the arrears amount? (assuming we stay) 3. Do we have to pay the arrears amount if we move? 4. Do we have the right to say we will not pay the arrears amount until the new lease agreement is signed? 5. What rights do we have as the lessee since the commercial agreement had been finished almost a year ago? It has been a very stressful year and feeling like we have been led on. Any insight would be most welcome.