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Category Archives: Property


A lease, or not a lease: that is the question

‘Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month’ … Airbnb is an online marketplace that lists short-term accommodation aro […]

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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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Is my lease a retail lease?

Many of our clients ask us ‘Is my lease a retail lease?’ The answer isn’t always straightforward, so to lend some clarity, here are some key points both l […]

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Retail leasing: do your homework

In Victoria, retail leases are governed by the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Act)1. A retail lease arises (subject to certain exceptions) when parties enter into a le […]

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Architectural plans – copyright or wrong?

Property developers, architects and builders should be aware that using a third party’s plans may result in copyright infringement. In a recent decision in […]

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It’s all in the details!

A recent decision in the Supreme Court of New South Wales has highlighted the importance of paying attention to detail for both vendors and purchasers alike. In […]

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Safety is free – for tenants

Over the past few years, a vexed issue confronting landlords and tenants in retail and commercial leases has involved consideration of: whether section 251 […]

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Clawing back lease incentives

A landmark decision in the Supreme Court of Queensland may have far reaching implications for tenants and landlords alike. In the case of GWC Property Group Pty […]

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