Covid-19 Commercial Lease Regulations

Relief for some, but not all landlords On 7 April 2020, the Government announced its National Code of Conduct in relation to commercial leases so that, under the Code, the economic impacts of the pandemic on lessors and lessees might be shared between them and lessees would be protected by the Code’s prohibition on the [...]

2021-06-01T05:12:59+00:00February 16th, 2021|

Determining Appropriate Legal Proceedings in Australia

By Matt Kearins For Australian ex-pats, citizens overseas, or even individuals with significant business in Australia, knowing where to start legal proceedings can be a tricky situation. If you’re trying between starting proceedings in Australia or another country, it is important to have an understanding of forum non conveniens. This is a legal principle that [...]

2021-01-29T00:22:53+00:00January 29th, 2021|

Do We Need A Shareholders Agreement?

There is no legal obligation for a company to have a shareholders agreement. Because it’s not a legal obligation many people either put off having one drafted or do not fully understand the benefits of having one in place from the start of a venture. DO WE NEED A SHAREHOLDERS AGREEMENT? Preparing the shareholders [...]

2019-08-24T18:04:15+00:00May 12th, 2019|

Buying a Cafe? Some Food for Thought

House prices are on the rise and so is avo on toast. This must be the reason why millennials can’t afford real estate. What’s the alternative investment? Buying a cafe, of course. As much as everyone loves their flat whites and double espressos, operating a cafe is serious business and it shouldn’t be thought of as [...]

2019-08-30T06:11:01+00:00August 30th, 2018|

How Do I Exercise the Option Period in My Commercial Lease?

An option is a valuable asset.  It allows you to renew the lease on the same terms as the original lease. If you are a tenant and wish to remain in the premises, pay particular attention to the time period within which you must give notice to the landlord of your intention to exercise the option, [...]

2019-08-30T06:13:07+00:00August 28th, 2018|
Go to Top