Benefits of a long term lease There are many benefits to a long lease, these include: Security of tenure Business stability Opportunity to build goodwill Sufficient time to recoup the cost of the business investments Greater value – a business with a long lease generally has...

Retail lease disputes in Victoria and around Australia commonly arise in shopping centres in relation to relocation, exclusivity, fit out requirements, turnover rental, promotion funds and signage. For other shops, shared parking and repairs and maintenance are often the cause of argument. Old air conditioning units...

1. Lease Cost Determine the monthly cost of the leased premises by multiplying the square metres of the premises by the price per square metre and then divide this number by 12. The resulting figure is the monthly cost. Negotiate rent free periods or a discount on...

Understanding caveats in Victoria   1. What is a caveat and when can you use them? A caveat in Victoria is a registration on a title of land that claims an "estate or interest" in that land. The purpose of lodging one is to notify the Registrar of...

The law of business leases The primary legislation covering retail leasing in Victoria, and for most shops and businesses - is the Retail Leases Act 2003 Vic (the Act) and the Retail Leases Regulations 2003 Vic (the Regulations). The commencement date for the Act and Regulations was...