Discount the rent, you can afford it!

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has been in the news this week after it was reported that a landlord on the Sunshine Coast would be forced to discount rent for its long-term tenants after the QCAT ruled the landlord could not demonstrate that reducing the rent would put the landlord at a financial [...]

2020-05-28T01:23:37+00:00May 28th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Discount the rent, you can afford it!

Small Business Commissioner tenancy dispute resolution: Not just for tenants!

It would appear, at least anecdotally, there is a prevailing view that the expedited mediation service offered by the Victorian Small Business Commission (SBC) during the COVID-19 crisis is aimed at providing assistance to tenants only. This is however not the case and both tenants and landlords alike can make an application for referral of [...]

2020-05-20T23:12:37+00:00May 20th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Small Business Commissioner tenancy dispute resolution: Not just for tenants!

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