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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…

COVID-19: Landlords and tenants know your rights and responsibilities

To help landlords and tenants respond effectively to the challenges arising from COVID-19 now that the mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial leasing has been announced, we have developed some fixed fee offerings to ensure landlords and tenants know their rights and responsibilities and to assist them in reaching mutually acceptable outcomes to enable them…

Federal Government finalises Commercial Tenancies Code- What does this mean for Landlords and Tenants?

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that national cabinet agreed to a mandatory Commercial Tenancies Code for commercial and retail leases. The code will be legislated and regulated in each State and Territory and will be subject to binding mediation. Who does the mandatory code apply to? Tenancies where the landlord or tenant is eligible for…