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Passing the buck on lease assignment

For as long as leases have been around, discussion has endured over which rights and obligations pass from one tenant or landlord to the next during the lease l […]

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Playing fair

In life, we frequently see power players flexing their proverbial muscles. From setting the status quo, to further leveraging their lead, the smaller player oft […]

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Keep your options open

In today’s world of fast paced transactions we often feel like we are stuck on the train of life without any option to get off. Nevertheless, we all have opti […]

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Splitting the bill: retail lease outgoings

When it comes to dinner dates, bar tabs and property maintenance costs, you’ll be hard pressed finding someone eager to foot the bill. Unsurprisingly, it is n […]

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Does early termination catch the penal worm?

Most of us have tried to worm our way out of a phone contract in pursuit of the latest iPhone – only to find ourselves paying off an expensive 24-month fixed […]

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The big freeze

Like other states and territories, the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (Act) applies to the retail sale of goods. Its further application to the provision of retai […]

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Guarantees can be risky business

As the great George Costanza said on a classic episode of ‘Seinfeld’ ‘everybody knows you’ve got to keep your worlds apart’. But, worlds can collide f […]

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Statutory demand: a double edged sword

Statutory demands can be a handy tool in recovering a debt. However, their associated risks are often overlooked in the heat of the moment. Indeed, paying the o […]

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That’s the price you pay

With the constant pressures of deadlines, supply orders, reporting, accounting requirements and profit margins (just to name a few), businesses can inadvertentl […]

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Section 52 … why bother?

If you are a business owner and have ever thought about selling your business there is a good chance you’ve come across the term ‘Section 52’.  Now be ho […]

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