Property & Leasing

Leases and Licences – What’s The Difference Anyway?

To the untrained eye, leases and licences may appear to effectively do the same thing. In reality, they are two very different beasts and it is important for anyone entering into one or the other, to understand some of the fundamental differences.

Learn about the differences in the nature, rights and obligations that arise under each arrangement.

Challenging Rental Determinations

If a landlord and tenant cannot agree on the current market rent when exercising an option, or renewing a lease, then the rent must be determined by a specialist retail valuer.
But, what happens when a landlord or tenant wants to challenge the rent determination of retail premises lease prescribed by the independent valuer?

This article explains the options available to tenants and landlords who disagree with rental valuations provided by an external party.

High Court Refuses Special Leave. The “Ultimate Consumer Test” Is Here To Stay In Determining Whether Premises Are “Retail”

Last Friday, the High Court of Australia refused special leave to appeal the decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in IMCC Group (Australia) Pty Ltd v CB Cold Storage Pty Ltd [2017] VSCA 178.

Staff Success

MST Lawyers are pleased to congratulate our newest lawyer admitted to practice, Elizabeth Moore, and Joy Allen for being awarded Legal Executive of the Year by the Institute of Legal Executives (Victoria).