Since the Victorian economy has reopened last month albeit with some restrictions still in place, our office has seen a marked increase in the..
Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) Update
The Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 (Vic) came into full effect on 1 October 2020. It creates significant change to the way retail premises are leased..
Further Extensions to the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme
- The Victorian Government has extended the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (the Scheme) until the end of this year.
- The relevant scheme period now..
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..
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.
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..
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.
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)  VCAT..
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.