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Legal Lockdown - Episode 7: Property Markets with Chris Gray
Tuesday 26 May 2020 posted in Property Legal Lockdown COVID-19

SKY NEWS property expert and CEO of Your Empire, Chris Gray, joins Adriana Giometti to share his thoughts on the real estate landscape in light of COVID-19.

What is the Legal Status of Retail and Commercial Leases during COVID-19?

A wide range of articles and government announcements have been published concerning the status of retail and commercial leases in the wake of the government mandated restrictions on trade and business operations that have come about as a response to the evolving COVID-19 crisis.  

Despite this, many tenants, especially commercial tenants who were not subject to the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW), were still uncertain as to what these announcements meant for them.

These uncertainties have now been removed in New South Wales, through the proclamation of the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW), which apply from 24 April 2020 until 24 October 2020.

Legal Lockdown - Episode 2: Commercial and Residential Tenancies

In EPISODE 2 of Holman Webb's Legal Lockdown series, Chief Marketing and Corporate Relations Officer Adriana Giometti is joined by Tal Williams, Partner within the firm's Business, Corporate and Commercial team, to discuss a range of issues currently facing both commercial and residential tenants.

Body Corporate Newsletter April 2019
Thursday 18 April 2019 / by Shane Roberts and Sam Marsh posted in Property

The April edition of the Body Corporate Newsletter covers what new owners can do when faced with defective or incomplete building works, and the role the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (“the QBCC”) can play in helping you address the issue. Read the newsletter

Genuine Demolitions: Landlords 2, Tenants Nil
Thursday 4 April 2019 / by Corinne Attard posted in Franchising & Retail Property

2019 has started with a couple of very significant cases in the retail leasing division of NCAT (NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal) – both of which have gone the landlord’s way and delivered some unfortunate news for tenants in New South Wales.

Does a Body Corporate Owe Any Duties to a Lot Owner For Defects on Common Property?
Friday 8 March 2019 / by Shane Roberts and Sam Marsh posted in Property

The March 2019 edition of our Body Corporate Newsletter provides a short refresher on the question of what duties are owed by a body corporate to lot owners when there are defects on common property, particularly defects that may cause issues with a lot owner’s property.

Rights and Obligations for Maintaining Lots and Common Property
Friday 1 February 2019 / by Shane Roberts & Sam Marsh posted in Property

The January 2019 edition of our Body Corporate Newsletter highlights the rights and obligations of the Body Corporate and lot owners in maintaining common property and rights in relation to access for investigation and repair. 

Defamation and Body Corporate Managers
Wednesday 21 November 2018 / by Shane Roberts and Sam Marsh posted in Property

The November 2018 edition of our Body Corporate Newsletter showcases a recent case of alleged defamation that took place in a body corporate meeting and the resultant claim for damages.

New Standard for Assessment of Body Corporate Recovery Fees
Friday 2 November 2018 / by Shane Roberts and Sam Marsh posted in Property

Holman Webb Lawyers recently obtained an important decision in the Federal Court which has implications for the body corporate industry with respect to the recovery of unpaid levies.

Ipso Facto Reforms and the Need to Review Contractual Terms Dealing with Insolvency
The Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) amended the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) from 1 July 2018 to impose a prohibition on the enforcement of rights against a company including contractual termination rights arising on the occurrence of an insolvency event in relation to that company.

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