November 19, 2019

The recent case of Orb Holdings Pty Ltd  v WCL (QLD) Albert Street Pty Ltd (Judgment Delivered on 29 October 2019) is an example of the need to understand rights of access under an easement or other arrangement.

Beatrice Lane is located in the Brisbane CBD, it is L shap...

October 15, 2019

Many leases of retail space, office space and parts of a building merely define the Premises as "that part of the building indicated on the plan annexed". 

By defining the premises in this manner it is only defined two-dimensionally (horizontally). The plan may i...

October 15, 2019

The recent District Court decision of Versace Timbers Pty Ltd v Stojanovic offers a timely reminder to make sure your standard contracts are drafted to your best advantage. Most contracts for the supply of goods or services now contain a charge over the assets of the c...

May 7, 2019

More and more lessees are asking lessors to permit them to install solar panels on the roof of the building containing the leased premises. While a good idea for reducing power costs and promoting renewable energy there are a number of legal issues which should be cons...

October 24, 2018

The standard REIQ contracts contain certain warranties by the seller, most of which have accompanying termination rights in favour of the buyer if the seller breaches a warranty.  For example, in clause 7.4(3)(a)(ii) of the REIQ contract for the sale of houses and land...

October 23, 2018

The New Law is contained in the Building and Other Legislation (Cladding) Amendment Regulation 2018

The New Law commenced on 1 October 2018. 

Who is affected by the New Law?

The New Law imposes obligations on private owners of buildings that:

  1. are class 2 to class...

August 7, 2018

Contracts, which includes leases, entered into after 1 July 2018 with self-executing (also called ipso facto) clauses are now subject to the Corporations Act.

What are they?

Self-executing clauses typically provide a right for the termination of a contract (lease) or ame...

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