COVID-19 | WA Code of Conduct provides guidance on rent relief obligations for WA landlords and tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic

The long awaited Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Regulations 2020 (WA) have now been released and include a Code of Conduct (Code of Conduct) which gives effect to the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct and sets out a number of principles that landlords and tenants must follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Which tenancies will the […]

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COVID-19 | Update: NSW Government introduces new regulations for retail and commercial leasing

Following the Mandatory Code of Conduct released by the National Cabinet on 7 April 2020 (Code), the New South Wales Government has introduced the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (Regulations). The Regulations introduce temporary measures to provide urgent relief for retail and commercial tenants as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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COVID-19 | VIC Government introduces new legislation to regulate commercial leasing arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic

Following the Mandatory Code of Conduct released by the National Cabinet on 7 April 2020 (Code), the Victorian Parliament passed the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 (Vic) (COVID-19 Bill) to introduce a range of temporary measures to provide urgent relief for commercial tenants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  It also contains provisions for […]

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COVID-19 | WA Government introduces new legislation to regulate commercial leasing arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic

Following the Mandatory Code of Conduct released by the National Cabinet on 7 April 2020 (National Code of Conduct), the WA Legislative Council passed the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020 (WA) (COVID-19 Bill) to introduce a range of temporary measures to provide for urgent relief for commercial tenants in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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COVID-19 | Cth Government releases Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing Arrangements

Following on from our earlier update, the Commonwealth Government has now released the mandatory Code of Conduct (Code) which the National Cabinet have agreed should be implemented by all states and territories in an effort to address the impacts of COVID-19 on commercial tenants (including retail, office and industrial).  This announcement comes after the Government’s […]

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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)

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 Pty Ltd (the Tenant), who was in possession of the […]

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

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 and moisture ingress which resulted in excessive mould within […]

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

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 the first option to renew which expired on 28 […]

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

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 the premises. After entering into the lease and paying significant sums of land tax to the Landlord, the Tenant subsequently claimed that the lease fell under the Retail […]

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