Changes to the Retail Leases Act – What it means for Landlords

Changes to the Retail Leases Act – What it means for Landlords

On 23 September 2020, there were a series of changes to the Retail Leases Act 2003 (“the Act”), which governs the majority of commercial leases. Whilst much of the commentary concerning the amendments suggested that the changes were not overly significant, many of...
COVID-19 – Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

COVID-19 – Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct During the COVID-19 Pandemic The Prime Minister has recently announced an obligatory code which landlords and tenants must follow when negotiating amendments to leases due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The guiding principle is that any...
5 Important Things to Consider When Purchasing a Property

5 Important Things to Consider When Purchasing a Property

With the federal election result decided, we have seen an increase in the interest in people looking to list their property for sale and people looking to buy property. For the people looking to buy, there are 5 things that all purchasers should consider when...
Are You An Owner Builder? Know Your Obligations

Are You An Owner Builder? Know Your Obligations

Vendor Statement Disclosure: Owner Builders In recent years, the influx of renovation shows like the Block and House Rules has meant that property owners have got the DIY bug. But did you know, by doing such things as replacing bathroom tiles or fixing a hole in a...
Land Tax Victoria Update: New Tax on Vacant Residential Properties

Land Tax Victoria Update: New Tax on Vacant Residential Properties

Recent changes to Land Tax law may cause you to pay a penalty of at least 1% of land value $10,000 on a million dollar block. Make sure that any house owned by you for investment purposes is not vacant for longer than 6 months. If your investment property is in an...