Commercial and Retail Leasing

Most businesses operate from leased premises and it is essential that tenancy issues are properly addressed and tenants are clear about their obligations, as breaches of their lease can result in the lease being terminated, with significant disruption to the business. 

With some exceptions, premises which are used predominantly for the retailing of goods or services are also subject to the Retail Leases Act 2003, which provides significant protections to tenants. Unsurprisingly, some landlords try and suggest that the legislation is not applicable, so don’t just accept the say-so of the agent or landlord in that respect. 

We can assist both landlords and tenants by: 

  • Drafting and reviewing retail leases and the obligatory disclosure statements
  • Drafting and advising regarding subleases, renewals and transfers of lease
  • Advising regarding commercial leases

Based in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, Bowlt Commercial Lawyers are here to assist you before you sign a new lease or renew a current one. Contact us to arrange an appointment.