Commercial Leasing Basics – Who pays lease preparation costs?

When commercial landlords and tenants are in the process of negotiating a new premises lease, it is common for some initial agreement to be made in relation to the costs for preparation of lease documentation. This can often take the form of a clause contained within an estate agent’s proforma Lease Offer document. In many [...]

2022-01-09T22:52:29+00:00January 9th, 2022|Property|Comments Off on Commercial Leasing Basics – Who pays lease preparation costs?

2021 Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme

The 2021 Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme (the 2021 Scheme) has been reintroduced to help small to medium-sized businesses who were in an eligible lease as at 28 July 2021, have an annual turnover of less than $50 million, and have suffered a loss in turnover of more than 30% during the pandemic.  It is [...]

2021-11-03T23:50:38+00:00September 21st, 2021|Business Advice, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on 2021 Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme

Discount the rent, you can afford it!

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has been in the news this week after it was reported that a landlord on the Sunshine Coast would be forced to discount rent for its long-term tenants after the QCAT ruled the landlord could not demonstrate that reducing the rent would put the landlord at a financial [...]

2020-05-28T01:23:37+00:00May 28th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Discount the rent, you can afford it!

Small Business Commissioner tenancy dispute resolution: Not just for tenants!

It would appear, at least anecdotally, there is a prevailing view that the expedited mediation service offered by the Victorian Small Business Commission (SBC) during the COVID-19 crisis is aimed at providing assistance to tenants only. This is however not the case and both tenants and landlords alike can make an application for referral of [...]

2020-05-20T23:12:37+00:00May 20th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Small Business Commissioner tenancy dispute resolution: Not just for tenants!
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