October 9, 2014 | 163 viewsOrder up, Big Mac makes meal of $1.4 mil rebate fight

According to the terms of their Agreement to Lease, McDonald’s were due to be returned their cost of construction when their  Benalla restaurant opened its doors in December 2007 shortly after the landlord had already received an advance from Bendigo Bank to repay the chain’s build costs. The lease that was finally signed in February 2008 – in the […]

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October 8, 2014 | 182 viewsDoing drugs? Tenancy cancelled on landlord’s “belief”

Procedures for termination of residential tenancies must be strictly observed no less so than in the case of “serious” breaches involving the use of the rented premises for illegal activity. But under Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act (RTRAA) s 290A the landlord need only “form a reasonable belief” that the home or unit has been so used and […]

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October 5, 2014 | 112 viewsBroadbeach bottleshop in lease option win

Although commercial leases commonly require a renewal option to be exercised within a specific period prior to an expiry date, a provision specifying its exercise at least six months before but not more than nine months prior, may well trip up an inattentive tenant. That’s what occurred to a Broadbeach bottleshop tenant whose lease expired […]

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September 29, 2014 | 261 viewsG20 disruption details still withheld

With just six weeks to go before the start of G20 week, details of exactly what disruptions local businesses and residents can expect to endure are yet to be made public. The August briefing paper from Queensland Police – that was expected to contain particulars and times of roadway shutdowns – gives the barest details, […]

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