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Category Archives: Property


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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I changed my mind!

Commercial leasing transactions often occur in 2 stages: Stage 1: preparation of lease offer. Stage 2: formalisation of lease document. The time betwee […]

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Beware the caveat

We know that the Latin speakers among you will understand the irony of this title. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for certain parties (particularly prospectiv […]

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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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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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