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There is no denying that entering in to a new commercial or retail lease can be a costly and time consuming exercise for both the tenant and landlord. Once negotiations and signing of the lease are out of the way, further costs may arise in

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The Leases (Commercial and Retail) Act 2001 (ACT) (the Act) sets out some of the rights and responsibilities of tenants and lessors in relation to commercial and retail leases. The Act applies to almost all retail premises, to commercial premises less than 300m2  and to

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The Leases (Commercial and Retail) Act 2001 (ACT) (the Act) sets out some of the rights and responsibilities of tenants and lessors in relation to commercial and retail leases. The Act applies to almost all retail premises, to commercial premises less than 300m2  and to

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The relationship between a landlord or residential premises and his or her tenant is tightly regulated by theResidential Tenancies Act 1997 (ACT). What is a residential tenancy agreement? A residential tenancy agreement will arise when a person gives someone else the right to occupy certain premises for

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When buying or selling a business, it is critical that the parties to the transaction consider any lease in place for the premises from which the business trades. In selling the business, the seller is not automatically absolved of liability to the lessor under the lease. 

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