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Resolving disputes over market rent pursuant to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld)
Commercial leases commonly provide for a rent review at intervals throughout the lease and on the exercise of any option.
30 Apr 2017
Infrastructure charges and owners consent – a cautionary reminder for Queensland landowners
The landowners were liable to pay outstanding infrastructure charges owing on a development approval by their tenant.
10 Apr 2017
Is land tax a recoverable outgoing under your commercial lease? A recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal says maybe
Lessors of existing commercial leases may be able to require lessees to pay land tax or reimburse lessors for land tax.
10 Apr 2017
Can a lessee prevent a lessor changing the locks?
A lessee will need to demonstrate that the genuine interests of the lessor will be protected if relief is granted.
10 Mar 2017
PPSA update: New Bill introduced to extend ‘PPS Lease' from one year to two years
The Bill aims to significantly reduce the regulatory impact the PPSA is having on short term hire and rental businesses
7 Mar 2017
Changes to the Retail Shop Leases Act: what it means for landlords and tenants
Landlords, tenants and centre managers should assess how their obligations will be affected, to revise their procedures.
8 Jul 2016
ATO positions itself to review Uber and Airbnb income tax and GST obligations
The ATO considers that all taxi drivers (Uber) and rental accommodation providers (Airbnb) should be registered for GST.
29 May 2015
Reversal of no liability finding for needlestick injury in Queensland holiday apartment
The decision confirms that rental property owners should implement thorough systems of regular cleaning and inspections.
20 Apr 2013
A win for the landlord: no liability for injury caused by defective premises
For liability to attach to a landlord, you must show that the landlord knew or ought to have known of any defects.
18 Nov 2012
Developer's marketing held to be misleading and deceptive
This case highlights the need for caution by property developers when dealing with prospective tenants and purchasers.
14 Oct 2012
Queensland Coroner makes recommendations aimed at increasing property managers' duties to tenants and landlords
These indicated potential legal reforms on the nature and extent of property managers' duties to landlords and tenants.
10 Oct 2012
No liability for needlestick injury in Queensland holiday apartment
An apartment manager of a holiday apartment was cleared of liability to the guest who sustained a needlestick injury.
19 Aug 2012
Landlord liable for putting lease premises 'in a state of utter devastation'
Arrangements with the changeover of tenants must be completely finalised and documented before any work is performed.
14 Jul 2012
Brokers beware - a $2.7 million lesson in disclosure
Insurance brokers owe a duty of care to inquire about a property to be insured so as not to misrepresent the property.
22 May 2012
Court enforces protection of sub-tenants in an Australian first: What does it mean for landlords?
A look at a recent Queensland Court decision on the rights of sub-tenants after the termination of the tenants.
1 Sep 2011
Critical changes to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 - effective from 14 April 2011
The Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 (Qld) received royal assent on 14 April 2011.
27 Jun 2011
Critical changes to the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997: What does it mean for buyers and sellers?
The Body Corporate and Community Management and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 (Qld) was passed on 6 April 2011 and will commence on a date to be set (but expected shortly). The changes to the disclosure regime under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (Qld) (BCCM Act) will apply to both contracts issued after the commencement date and also to contracts already given to a proposed buyer but not yet signed by both parties.
13 Apr 2011
Mortgagees: Can You Take Possession or Sell Before an Expired Notice of Exercise of Power of Sale?
Section 84 of the Property Law Act in Queensland provides that a mortgagee may not exercise the power of sale unless a notice under section 84 has been served on the mortgagor and the specified default is not remedied within 30 days from service of the notice.
17 Aug 2010
Changes to the REIQ Residential Contracts
New versions of the REIQ Contracts for House and Residential Land (7th edition) and Residential Lots in a Community Titles Scheme (3rd edition) were introduced on 1 July 2010. The amendments to previous versions of the REIQ Contracts are primarily due to the new national unfair contracts laws and are aimed at addressing any "imbalances" in the parties’ rights and obligations under the previous versions.
16 Jul 2010
Does The Registration Of A Writ Of Execution Trump The Prior Unregistered Interest Of A Buyer Or Mortgagee?
A buyer or incoming financier who fails to lodge a settlement notice or caveat to protect their position pending registration of their interest can be at risk that a judgment creditor will register a writ of execution on the title during the period between settlement and registration.
19 May 2010
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