Property and Planning

Commercial and Retail Leasing during the Covid-19 Pandemic Period

Elizabeth McDonald 21/12/2020

Since April, the NSW Government has passed the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (Covid-19) Regulation 2020, amended that Regulation, repealed that Regulation and replaced it with a new regulation and, most recently, announced a Regulation #3 for a limited class of tenants until March 2021. Having trouble working out your obligations and rights as a landlord or tenant? This article provides an overview of the key things you need to know.

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Property and Planning

Supreme Court rules on termination of retail lease during COVID-19 pandemic

Elizabeth McDonald 26/08/2020

A luxury sneaker store, repeated breaches of a lease and the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct for the COVID-19 Pandemic are featured in this recent Supreme Court case. Elizabeth McDonald, Principal of the Property team, examines the decision.

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COVID-19 Update: Transport and logistics

Elizabeth McDonald 12/05/2020

Australia's Federal and State Governments have announced various measures to assist Australia's air freight industry and heavy vehicle industry as a response to COVID-19.

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Property and Planning

COVID-19 and the Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing

Elizabeth McDonald 09/04/2020

The Prime Minister released the “Mandatory Code of Conduct” for SME Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19 on 7 April 2020. Elizabeth McDonald, Principal of our Property and Planning team, unpacks the Code and what implications it may have for you as a landlord or tenant.

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Property and Planning

Dealing with property while social distancing

Elizabeth McDonald 25/03/2020

As we come to grips with a health and social reality unlike anything we have ever known, there are important things we can do.  As property lawyers, our team’s responsibility is to ensure you can continue your property dealings as seamlessly as possible.  This article explains how we will ensure your property dealings can continue in a time of social distancing.

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