Insights Sectors: Property

May 30, 2019

INSIGHT: Important information for property developers in Victoria: State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019

The State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019 was introduced into the Victorian Parliament this week and was passed by the Lower House. Importantly for property developers, the Bill contains changes that will significantly broaden the scope of the ‘economic entitlement’ provisions of the Victorian Duties Act 2000 meaning that many property development arrangements that are […]

Jul 18, 2018

INSIGHT: The duty of care requirement – not to be taken for granted

Bettergrow Pty Limited v NSW Electricity Networks Operations Pty Ltd as trustee for NSW Electricity Networks Operations Trust t/as TransGrid (No 2) [2018] NSWSC 514[i] The recent New South Wales Supreme Court decision (Ball J) in Bettergrow v TransGrid (No 2) provides useful guidance on how the established elements of negligence should be applied in […]

May 14, 2018

INSIGHT: Assigning your Commercial or Retail Lease

Premises are one of the most expensive outlays of any business, however do you understand your lease? As the tenant, dealing with any landlord is often a David vs Goliath affair, especially in a major business transaction such as selling your business and assigning your lease.  A very costly but common scenario is one where […]

Feb 8, 2018

INSIGHT: Meridian Lawyers bolsters its property and commercial leasing practice in Sydney

Meridian Lawyers announced this week that it has appointed Penny Evans as a Principal to the firm’s Sydney property and commercial practice. Penny joins Meridian from Tresscox where she spent 22 years as a Partner in the property practice. She will be accompanied by lawyers Zile Yu and Annelise Morgan. In addition Laura Forsyth, Special Counsel will re-join Penny’s team having been […]

Jul 30, 2017

INSIGHT: NSW landlords and tenants affected by changes to the Retail Leases Act

Recent amendments to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) (RL Act) will affect both landlords and tenants of retail premises. Under the Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Act 2017 (NSW) (Amending Act) various changes will apply to retail shop leases, the rights and obligations of retail landlords and tenants, leasing processes and dispute resolution procedure. Generally […]