Commercial leasing guides

Entering into a lease is a serious financial commitment. These guides offer some practical advice to help you be better informed about negotiating a lease and avoiding some of the pitfalls. It is recommended that you seek legal, financial and business advice before entering into a lease.

Practical guides

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Leasing business premises: A commercial and practical guide (4th edition) (24 page PDF 1.022MB)

It is important to consider the commercial and practical aspects of leasing business premises. This guide highlights some of the main issues to consider and can assist you to avoid some of the common pitfalls associated with leasing business premises.


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How to negotiate your way to a better retail lease (4th edition) (16 page PDF 6821KB)

This practical guide highlights some of the main issues to consider when negotiating a retail lease. It also identifies some less obvious issues that frequently create problems for the tenant after the lease has commenced.

Information regarding the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985

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Common questions about the Commercial Tenancy Act: for leases entered into on or after 1 January 2013 (56 page PDF 431KB)


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Common questions about the Commercial Tenancy Act: for leases entered into on or after 1 July 1999 and before 1 January 2013 (54 page PDF 415KB)


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Common questions about the Commercial Tenancy Act: for leases entered into before 1 July 1999 (40 page PDF 614KB)