A club caterer can be a retail shop tenant

The Administrative Decisions Tribunal has determined that when North Bondi RSL Club engaged a caterer and entered into a one year licence agreement, the caterer had entered into a retail shop lease.

When can it be valid to exercise an option on a lease out of time? 

The Queensland Supreme Court has decided that a landlord's communication led to the tenant being deemed to have exercised the option on a lease, even though this happened out of time.

Mediation may not be mandatory before commencing retail lease proceedings

The NSW Supreme Court has determined that mediation is not necessary before commencing an action under the Retail Leases Act if the court is satisfied that mediation would not resolve the dispute.


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