If not handled properly, a commercial lease can provide countless headaches.

A commercial lease is a contract between the owner of a business and the owner of the property. The commercial lease document is generally more complicated than a residential lease due to the lease being tailored and customised to the commercial property.

If you are a business owner and about to enter a commercial/retail lease, it is essential you receive advice from an experienced commercial leasing lawyer.

Most commercial leases in Victoria are governed by the Retail Leases Act.

What We Can Do For You

Our commercial leasing lawyers have years of experience identifying all the potential issues and making sure that your lease protects you, whether you are the landlord or tenant. Often one minor change in the wording of a retail lease agreement can save you thousands of dollars in expensive litigation.

We provide a variety of services in regards to leasing, include (but not limited to):

  • Drafting and reviewing retailand commercial leases
  • Preparing disclosure statements
  • Negotiation for the terms of the lease(including rent, transfer options, duration, exit and renewal options)
  • Assisting in the transfer of leases
  • Subletting of premises


Resolve Lease Dispute

Sometimes things can go wrong. Your tenant may have stopped paying rent, damaged the property or walked out on the lease. Your landlord may be terminating the lease or refusing to make necessary repairs to the property.

We will review the lease documents and advise you on your rights. Our policy is to try and reach a negotiated settlement wherever possible as this will save you time and money. However, if going to court is unavoidable, we are experienced in preparing a VCAT case, or otherwise refer you to specialised lawyers in the relevant area of law.


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