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Cracking the code on your security deposit

Commercial leases typically include provisions that require the tenant to provide security to secure the performance of its obligations. Typically, a tenant may be required to provide security in the form of: a cash security deposit; a bank guarantee; or...

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Policy guidance on the Victorian Government’s relief scheme

In our previous blog, we discussed the guidance provided by the Victorian Small Business Commissioner regarding the type of information a landlord can request pursuant to the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act...

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COVID-19: Western Australia implements its own regulations to protect commercial tenants

On 29 May 2020, Western Australia released the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Regulations 2020 (Regulations). The Regulations, alongside the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 (Act)...

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Queensland introduces regulations to mitigate effect of COVID-19 on commercial tenancies

On 28 May 2020, the Queensland Government introduced the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Regulations). These Regulations provide clarity on how the National Cabinet’s...

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COVID-19 commercial tenancy regulations: SA follows suit

On 15 May 2020, the South Australian Government introduced the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Commercial Leases No 2) Regulations 2020 (SA) (Regulations). These Regulations give effect to the National Cabinet’s mandatory Code of Conduct for...

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Rent relief compendium: information landlords can request

COVID-19 presents many challenges for both landlords and tenants. We keep up to date on the changing leasing landscape as regulations are introduced so we can assist you to understand your rights, obligations and options in the context of any lease...

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Issues facing tenants: COVID-19

In these uncertain times, many of our clients are looking for answers, insights and solutions to the issues raised by COVID-19. As businesses prepare for a range of scenarios, including those mandated by Government directives, we consider...

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Guidance for Victorian tenants seeking rent relief: what information can a landlord request?

In much anticipated clarification for tenants and landlords, the Victorian Small Business Commission has now provided guidance on the types of financial information a landlord can request from a tenant to help inform their offer of rent relief.

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COVID-19: much anticipated Victorian commercial tenancy regulations, with a few surprises

On 1 May 2020, the Victorian Government passed the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020...

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COVID-19: much anticipated commercial tenancy regulations released in NSW

On 24 April 2020, the New South Wales Government passed the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW) (Regulations).

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