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Issues facing landlords: COVID-19

As businesses prepare for a range of scenarios, including those mandated by Government directives, we now consider the COVID-19 issues facing landlords.

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Issues facing tenants: COVID-19

As businesses prepare for a range of scenarios, including those mandated by Government directives, we consider the COVID-19 issues facing tenants.

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The big freeze

Like other states and territories, the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (Act) applies to the retail sale of goods. Its further application to the provision of retai...

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A lease, or not a lease: that is the question

‘Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month’ … Airbnb is an online marketplace that lists short-term accommodation aro...

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Splitting the bill: retail lease outgoings

When it comes to dinner dates, bar tabs and property maintenance costs, you’ll be hard pressed finding someone eager to foot the bill. Unsurprisingly, it is n...

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Keep your options open

In today’s world of fast paced transactions we often feel like we are stuck on the train of life without any option to get off. Nevertheless, we all have opti...

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Playing fair

In life, we frequently see power players flexing their proverbial muscles. From setting the status quo, to further leveraging their lead, the smaller player oft...

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Beware the caveat

We know that the Latin speakers among you will understand the irony of this title. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for certain parties (particularly prospectiv...

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I changed my mind!

Commercial leasing transactions often occur in 2 stages: Stage 1: preparation of lease offer. Stage 2: formalisation of lease document. The time between...

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Passing the buck on lease assignment

For as long as leases have been around, discussion has endured over which rights and obligations pass from one tenant or landlord to the next during the lease...

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