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    MST Lawyers – Winners of the MYOB FCA Supplier of the Year Award

    MST Lawyers was honoured and delighted to receive this year’s Supplier of the Year Award at the MYOB FCA Excellence in Franchising Awards on 10 October 2017. The Award recognises supplier excellence in contributing to the franchising sector and helping franchising clients achieve their goals.






    UPDATE: Is Your Business To Business Lease Governed By The Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic)?

    After entering into a lease contract for a cold storage facility in 2012, a dispute arose between the tenant and the landlord. The issue was whether or not the lease was considered to be a “retail lease” based on the permitted use. Initially, the facility was found not to be a retail premises. This decision was overturned and then revisited on appeal. We review the decision handed down on appeal and the implications for tenants and landlords.











    Changes To The NSW Retail Leasing Legislation

    Earlier this year, the NSW parliament passed legislation to change the Retail Leases Act 1994. The updated legislation will take effect on 1 July 2017 and will introduce significant reforms to the Retail Leases Act that will affect landlords and tenants of retail premises in NSW.











    STAMP DUTY AND TRANSFERS BETWEEN SPOUSES AND DOMESTIC PARTNERS

    Victorian couples contemplating altering their property holdings between themselves must act quickly to avoid paying stamp duty. These changes were announced in the Victorian State Budget and will come into effect on July 1, 2017.