Leasing Insider | NB2 Pty Ltd v P.T. Ltd [2018] NSWCA 10

Jurisdiction: New South Wales Date delivered: 14 February 2018 Property type: Retail Facts In 2004, NB2 Pty Ltd (Tenant) purchased an independent fresh fruit and vegetable business operating from a premises in the Fresh Food Precinct at Westfield’s Miranda Shopping Centre (Centre). The Tenant was one of three operators selling fresh fruit and vegetables in the Centre, the […]

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NB2 Pty Ltd v P.T. Ltd [2018] NSWCA 10

Jurisdiction: New South Wales Date delivered: 14 February 2018 Property type: Retail Facts In 2004, NB2 Pty Ltd (Tenant) purchased an independent fresh fruit and vegetable business operating from a premises in the Fresh Food Precinct at Westfield’s Miranda Shopping Centre (Centre). The Tenant was one of three operators selling fresh fruit and vegetables in the Centre, the […]

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Leasing Insider | AVC Operations Pty Ltd v Teley Pty Ltd (Building and Property) – [2018] VCAT 931

Jurisdiction: Victoria Date delivered: 10 August 2018 Property type: Retail Facts AVC Operations Pty Ltd (the Tenant) entered into an asset sale agreement with Wheatland Hotels Toorak Pty Ltd (the Assignee) for the sale of the “Bush Inn” business operated from a premises on Malvern Road, Toorak. The Tenant sought the consent of Teley Pty Ltd (the Landlord) to […]

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Leasing Insider | Sze Tu v Jam Studios Pty Ltd; Jam Studios Pty Ltd v Sze Tu [2018] NSWSC 868 (12 June 2018)

Jurisdiction: New South Wales Date delivered: 12 June 2018 Property type: Retail Facts Margaret Sze Tu, Shiu How Sze Tu, Shiu Shing Sze Tu, Helen Sze Tu (the Landlord) were the registered proprietors and owners of premises known as Shop 5, 42-44 Queen Street, Campbelltown. The dispute between the parties related to an alleged lease to Jam Studios […]

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Leasing Insider | Versus (Aust) Pty Ltd v A.N.H. Nominees Pty Ltd [2017] VCAT 859

Jurisdiction: South Australia Date delivered: 11 May 2018 Property type: Retail Facts Versus (Aus) Pty Ltd (the Tenant) leased retail premises located in Church Street, Brighton from A.N.H. Nominees Pty Ltd (the Landlord). The Tenant operated a lingerie business from the premises from June 2006 until the Tenant vacated in May 2011. The premises was affected by water […]

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Leasing Insider | PG Kazis Nominees P/L v Bakers II P/L & ORS [2018] SADC 48

Jurisdiction: South Australia Date delivered: 11 May 2018 Property type: Retail Facts PG Kazis Nominees Pty Ltd (the Landlord) entered into a retail lease with Bakers II Pty Ltd (the Tenant). The term of the lease was for 5 years commencing on 1 March 2003 with options for two further terms of five years each. The Tenant exercised […]

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Leasing Insider | William Buck (Vic) Pty Ltd v Motta Holdings Pty Ltd (Building and Property) [2018] VCAT 15

Case name: William Buck (Vic) Pty Ltd v Motta Holdings Pty Ltd (Building and Property) [2018] VCAT 15  Jurisdiction: Victoria Date delivered: 16 January 2018 Property type: Retail Facts William Buck Pty Ltd (the Tenant) entered into a lease with Motta Holdings Pty Ltd (the Landlord) which required the tenant to pay land tax in respect of […]

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The Dangers of Side Letters

Introduction Whilst not a brand new case, we have chosen to review ACN 151 368 124 v Pro-Pac Packaging (Aust) Pty Ltd 20171 because it highlights the dangers of an increasing trend in our industry – use of the side letter to get around formal document negotiation deadlocks and deadlines.  Unfortunately the case highlights that […]

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Heads of Agreement

The Supreme Court of Victoria has confirmed in Casdar Pty Ltd v Joseph Fanous [2017] VSC 616 that a Heads of Agreement signed by a Landlord and Tenant followed by post contractual conduct will not always immediately bind the parties. Casdar Pty Ltd (Landlord) appealed a decision from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) […]

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