Publications & News
Commercial Leases – Protect your Property
At the start of a commercial or retail lease, things can often seem to a landlord to be on the up. The tenant may have a sound business and trading history, or you may just be relieved to have found someone keen to take over a property that has been sitting vacant.By the end of the lease (whether by expiry, abandonment or eviction) things may look different. And you may need to chase up rent...
By Sam Recht
17 November 2017
Update – Residential Tenancies Act Reform
The Victorian Government has recently concluded its review of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) (“the Act”). On 8 October 2017 the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews announced an initial set of reforms which the government proposes to introduce. These changes include: Landlords can only increase the rent every 12 months. This is currently every 6 months. Landlords and agents must advertise the property at a fixed price (no ranges or ‘price plus’ advertising) and...
By Nafsika Palbas
13 November 2017
With bushfires becoming more and more prevalent in the community, measures have been taken to reduce the devastating effects of this natural disaster. Recently new Bushfire Management Overlay (“BMO”) mapping and schedules have been introduced to reduce the threat and effect of bushfires on properties. While you might think that these overlays will only affect properties in rural settings, you are mistaken! Many Melbourne suburbs have now also been designated as bushfire prone areas. Does...
By Julia Thermos
31 October 2017
Apartmentites – Guest Insight #1
Owners Corporations are made up of apartment owners In this ‘Apartmentites’ blog, Tisher Liner FC Law’s Nicole Wilde shares insights from Melbourne apartment owners, occupiers and industry professionals with our valued Blog subscribers Apartmentite – “a person who dwells in an apartment” (Urban Dictionary) Guest Apartmentite: Xiaoming Huang Job Title: Stock Broker, PhillipCapital Australia Linkedin profile link: https://aulinkedincom/in/xiaoming-huang-b3689b17 Website link:...
By Nicole Wilde
27 October 2017