It is imperative for both landlords and tenants that whenever a retail lease is being negotiated, any required amendments to terms of the lease that remain to be negotiated are brought to the other … [Read more...] about Silence and a handwritten amendment to a Retail Lease Disclosure Statement
The Equity Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court handed down a decision on 23 October 2020 in relation to legal issues in the areas of Estate Law and Property Law. Several properties which are of … [Read more...] about Acting under a Power of Attorney
There are special rules that apply to commercial leases that fall within the definition of being a “retail lease”. Under the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW), landlords must, amongst other things, comply … [Read more...] about Retail landlords – know your obligations under the Retail Leases Act
The following is a summary of recent the current state of the various Federal Government Schemes and Grants which apply to first home buyers as well as the recent HomeBuilder Grant scheme. First … [Read more...] about Know your entitlements as a First Home Buyer or Home Builder
The responsibility for the payment of the costs of the water usage and electricity for a Kirrawee commercial property was the subject of a dispute dealt with by the District Court in 2017 – AAP … [Read more...] about The landlord’s responsibility to recover outgoings in a timely manner
Glenquarry Park Investments Pty Ltd v Hegyesi  NSWSC 425 Facts: The matter related to a dispute between the lot owners of a strata title property at Point Piper in Sydney’s eastern suburbs … [Read more...] about ARE THE PROPOSED WORKS TO THE STRATA BUILDING CORRECTLY CLASSED AS REPAIRS, REPLACEMENT AND RENEWAL, OR AN IMPROVEMENT?
The main piece of legislation regarding the management of strata schemes is the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW). Time and time again, clients ask us about the rules for 2 lot strata schemes, … [Read more...] about WHAT ARE THE SPECIAL RULES FOR 2 LOT STRATA SCHEMES?
Both the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Land and Environment Court commonly hear matters regarding dividing fence disputes between neighbours. The applicable legislation which regulates … [Read more...] about DIVIDING FENCE DISPUTES
Does your retail or commercial lease provide for an increase with reference to a current market rent? We often have clients who approach us before they renew their lease, concerned about the increase … [Read more...] about Leasing and Current Market Rent
What is the best option when leasing commercial properties? It is now standard practice when acting for landlords in commercial leasing, to request some kind of security from the tenant, typically … [Read more...] about BANK GUARANTEE OR SECURITY BOND