Tag Archives: Natalie Bannister

Landlord caught between a rock and a hard ‘lease’: VCAT finds sand quarry to be a ‘retail premises’ lease

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has recently handed down the decision of Phillips v Abel [2019] VCAT 1031 which continues the trend of pushing the boundary of what had traditionally been considered ‘retail premises’ for the purposes of the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Act).

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Changes to the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic)

Developers and vendors in Victoria should be aware of new changes to the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic) (Act).

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Planning permits now required in Victoria for new power lines and sub-stations

From 15 March 2019, power companies and authorities will need planning approval to build new power lines and electrical sub-stations connecting large-scale electricity generation facilities to the Victorian energy network.

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Is your land tax bill keeping you awake at night?

Between January and April this year, the State Revenue Office (SRO) will send close to 500,000 land tax assessment notices to owners of real property in Victoria.

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New appointment bolsters Hall & Wilcox’s health and community sector

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has bolstered its health, aged care, life sciences and community practices by appointing a respected leader in the field Alison Choy Flannigan as a new partner and leader of the firm’s national industry team.

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Are you ready? New GST withholding rules to apply to residential sales from 1 July 2018

From 1 July 2018, a new regime will require recipients of taxable supplies of certain new residential premises or potential residential land to withhold 1/11th (or 7-9% if the margin scheme is applied) of the unadjusted, GST inclusive contract price.

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High Court of Australia rules that VCAT cannot hear disputes where a party is not a resident of Victoria

Last week’s High Court decision in Burns v Corbett (2018) HCA 15 is likely to have far-reaching consequences for disputes in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) where one party resides outside of Victoria.

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The growing trend of lease re-negotiation

Last week, it was reported that Myer has engaged leading insolvency specialist Mark Korda of KordaMentha to help its chairman negotiate with landlords.

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