Victorian Small Business Commission publishes COVID Tenancy Regulations Guidance & Mental Health Information Sheet

Following the introduction of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic), many tenants and landlords have been in the unfortunate position of trying to navigate an agreement on rental concessions against a backdrop of regulations which are, to some extent, lacking in clarity. Helpfully, the Small Business Commission (SBC) has [...]

2020-05-19T07:30:25+00:00May 19th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Victorian Small Business Commission publishes COVID Tenancy Regulations Guidance & Mental Health Information Sheet

Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (VIC): Complete clarity on Commercial Tenancy measures still outstanding

On 24 April 2020, the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Vic) came into effect (the Legislation) following similar legislation in other states. This legislation provides for a range of measures to help Victorians cope with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. However, we are still not there yet in terms of complete clarity for [...]

2020-05-12T04:17:44+00:00April 27th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (VIC): Complete clarity on Commercial Tenancy measures still outstanding

Rent relief for commercial tenants – COVID-19

Following a national cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister has today announced new rental waivers and deferrals for commercial and retail lease tenants who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this new ‘code of conduct’, landlords will be required to reduce leases in proportion to the reduction in the tenant’s business. The code will [...]

2020-05-12T04:18:40+00:00April 8th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Property|Comments Off on Rent relief for commercial tenants – COVID-19

The landlord hardship discussion: Being genuine, transparent and compassionate to get the best outcome from your landlord

Doing the rounds on LinkedIn of late reveals a plethora of information, tips and tricks for tenants and landlords alike to get through the current difficult climate. These include: recommendations for tenants in requesting rent abatement or reductions; advice for landlords on realising security upon a tenant’s default, making insurance claims and vacancy minimisation strategies; [...]

2020-05-12T04:19:12+00:00March 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on The landlord hardship discussion: Being genuine, transparent and compassionate to get the best outcome from your landlord