Lessor’s defence for defective disclosure restored to the Retail Shop Leases Act25 May 2017 | Property & Commercial Law
Queensland Parliament have now passed the Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 on 23 May 2017. The Bill restores the lessor’s defence for defective disclosure to the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994. Once the Bill receives assent (expected in.
More property sales to be caught by foreign resident CGT laws23 May 2017 | Property & Commercial Law
The Federal Government’s crackdown on foreign residents not paying CGT is set to expand following the budget announcement that the relevant threshold for withholding will drop to $750,000 from 1 July 2017. This means, procedurally at least, more...
Parliamentary Committee gives the go ahead for amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act22 May 2017 | Property & Commercial Law
On 15 May 2017, the relevant Parliamentary committee recommended the Queensland Parliament pass the Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. The Bill will amend the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 to restore the lessor’s defence for defective...
Restoration of Lessor’s Defence for Defective Disclosure30 March 2017 | Property & Commercial Law
On 23 March 2017, the Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Bill) was introduced by the Attorney-General, Yvette D’Ath MP. Amongst other amendments, the Bill provides for a number of amendments to the Retail Shop Leases Act, 1994 (Act). A
Protection from unfair contract terms extended to small businesses from 12 November 20169 November 2016 | Property & Commercial Law
For years Australian consumers have been protected from unfair contract terms in standard form contracts by the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and previously the Trade Practices Act. The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract...
Trading times they are a-changing31 October 2016 | Property & Commercial Law
The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) has agreed to several major changes to retail trading hours in the last couple of weeks including: from 1 December, major retailers in South-East Queensland (SEQ) will now be allowed to trade 7am to...