Yes, as long as you can satisfactorily demonstrate you as tenant (lessee) are primarily responsible for the cost of the eligible clean-up and reinstatement activities.
An applicant is required to provide a copy of their lease and any other documents to demonstrate they are primarily responsible for the eligible costs being claimed.
QRIDA may also accept a co-signed statutory declaration if this assists the applicant in demonstrating they are responsible for costs being claimed or they are unable to immediately resume farming activities without meeting the cost of reinstatement of the damaged property themselves.
Such a co-signed statutory declaration for an applicant who is the lessee (tenant) should clearly state:
- That the lessor will not be meeting the costs of reinstatement of the damaged property for which the lessee (applicant) has made the grant application
- That the applicant (lessee) cannot immediately resume business activities without meeting the cost of reinstatement of the damaged property themselves
- The nature and extent of damage impacting on the immediate resumption of business activities
- Details of the reinstatement costs being claimed by the applicant which differ from the existing lease contract or other documents outlining the liabilities/responsibilities of each party and which have been agreed between the parties
- That these same costs are not covered by insurance or other government assistance.