Amendments to Retail Shop Leases Act take effect to restore Lessor’s defence for defective13 June 2017 | Commercial Leasing
The Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Act 2017 (Qld) (the Act) received assent on 5 June 2016.
The Act makes amendments to over 30 acts and across a range of subject matters. Most relevant, the lessor’s defence for defective disclosure contained in the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 is restored after being mistakenly removed as a result of the amendments in November 2016. The restoration of the lessor’s defence takes effect from 25 November 2016 to ensure there is no ‘gap’ in the lessor’s ability to rely on this defence.
We've summarised the changes introduced to the act here.