Commercial Property Management

Tenant rejects Lease on basis of VCAT decision: Supreme Court Overturns

Earlier this year we reported on a VCAT hearing wherein VCAT determined that a tenant was able to repudiate a lease based on the failure by the..

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The benefit of thinking creatively about your space

When we offered 677 Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert for sale by Auction back in April 2017, the property was certainly nothing glamorous, having had a..

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Supreme Court Determines: Retail leases cannot exit the Retail Leases Act during their term

Retail Leases Update

Supreme Court Determines: Retail leases cannot exit the Retail Leases Act during their term.

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Proposed Changes to the Retail Leases Act 2003

The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 is before the Victorian Parliament and should be passed in the coming months, with effect expected from October 1..

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Retail Leases Update: Be Sure of Your Guarantor

We thought that you may be interested in a recent case at VCAT concerning a purported guarantor to a retail lease.

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Retail Leases Act Update - Re-entry & Abandoned Goods

We thought you may be interested in a recent case at VCAT, Chantelle Enterprises Aust Pty Ltd v Sangster-Greenwood (Building and Property) [2019] VCAT..

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Beware! A hidden trap in the REIV Lease

In 2016, the REIV updated their standard commercial Lease which was basically unchanged from 2003. There is one clause in particular that needs to be..

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Retail Leases Update - Tenants not required to pay for late issued outgoings statements under the Retail Leases Act

We thought you may be interested to know of a recent VCAT hearing which is of relevance to allcommercial property landlords.

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What happens when a tenant vacates the premises but leave their goods behind?

When commercial tenants vacate, a common issue faced by property managers is the items they leave behind. These items can include:

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Commercial Condition Reports; A valuable record often overlooked

Condition Reports are standard practice in the Residential leasing market, however there is no specific requirement for these in the Victorian..

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