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Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme Extended

On 1 October 2018, the Fair Work Commission, as part of its 4-year modern award review, made a decision to amend evening, Saturday and Sunday penalty rates. This article explains these amendments.

Small Business Commission releases Guidelines in relation to the operation of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic)

The Victorian Small Business Commission has published a FAQ guideline to assist landlords and tenants in understanding the operation of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic) (“Regulations”). To read the Commission’s FAQs click here. For further information on the Regulations, please see our previous article Coronavirus and Victorian Retail…

Victorian Leasing Update – a must read for all Landlords and Tenants

On Friday 1 May 2020 the Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures)(Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 were released.  As expected, the Regulations apply for the period from 29 March 2020 to 29 September 2020. The Regulations somewhat mirror the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct (the “Code”), but there are some notable differences. Rent Relief not…

Coronavirus and Victorian Retail And Commercial Tenancies – The Mandatory Code and the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Vic)

Coronavirus and Victorian Retail And Commercial Tenancies – The Mandatory Code and the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Vic) The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Vic) (the “Act”) was passed in Victoria on 24 April 2020. The Act allows Regulations to be created that will give effect to the National Cabinet Mandatory Code…