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COURT REJECTS ‘EXPERTS’ REPORT

A Supreme Court has again highlighted the requirements for experts (including Valuers) when providing evidence.  This case involved a comprehensive report prepared by a team of environmental consultants considering damage arising from potential metal toxification of... read more

LEASE TERMINATION DEMOLITION CLAUSES

A NSW Appeal has overturned an earlier ruling about whether the Landlord had a genuine proposal to terminate a lease for demolition purposes.  Whilst Retail Leases legislation varies from State to State, there are similar provisions concerning lease termination for... read more

DUE DILIGENCE DEBACLE

A damages award of $1.127m has been set aside on a principle of law concerning duty of care after a purchaser relied on a Council issued defective town planning certificate that contained wrong zoning and real property description. The circumstances and initial... read more

NEW RULES FOR RETAIL SHOP LEASES

The Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) legislation was overhauled 25 November 2016, ten years since the last revision, with numerous amendments that will have significant impact on lessors, lessees, legal advisers, leasing /managing agents and specialist retail... read more

AirBnB SUB-LETTING BREACHES LEASE

This case generated widespread interest in the media and property community.  The Court’s decision clearly established a general principle that a short-term AirBnB stay CAN be a lease in breach of the Residential Tenancies Act without the written authorisation from... read more