We act for landlords or tenants of retail shops, shopping centres and commercial and industrial estates. We assist clients with all aspects of leasing, including lease drafting and registration, lease negotiations, renewals and options, rent reviews, leave variations and surrenders.
We have extensive experience in retail leasing, including leases situated in large retail shopping centres. Our capabilities include dealing with retail-specific leasing issues, such as pre-lease disclosure obligations, statutory leasing standards, tenancy relocations, compensation requirements and retail leasing disputes and mediations.
We recognise the dynamic nature of commercial leasing due to the less onerous legislative framework which applies to non-retail premises. We help our clients to negotiate and maintain tailored leasing arrangements established for specific investment and operations objectives.
Leasing industrial premises involves a consideration of a broader range of issues, including use restrictions under planning legislation and the industry-specific requirements of industrial tenants such as the requirement for purpose-built structures and facilities. We consider risk profiles including responsibility for contamination and possible need for baseline reports.
Our experience extends to a variety of industrial uses, including manufacturing, distribution and logistics, waste treatment and transfer services and utilities and infrastructure.