The disruption to operations and financial cost of a legal dispute cannot be underestimated.
All parties to a dispute will generally want to get the matter resolved as soon as possible.
We take a very pragmatic approach –we advise our tenant clients what theie., legal rights are and then provide options how to resolve the dispute.
Typically, it is the Tenant who is accused of breaching the lease; but this is not always the case: we have acted for many, many tenants in circumstances where the landlord has breached the lease.
There are numerous ways in which a landlord can breach a lease. Some examples where we have acted for tenants in relation to landlord breaches include:
- The roof of the premises leaks, causing loss and damage to the tenant.
- The Landlord falsely alleges that the Tenant has breached of lease (this is common) and terminates the lease or threatens to do so.
- The Landlord has not complied with the Retail Leases legislation.
- The landlord’s managing agent has drafted the lease in such a way that it is a “non-retail” lease when in fact, it is a retail lease (Global Tiger Logistics v ….)
How we can help?
First of all, we will listen to you. It is important that we understand the outcome that you seek.
Our lawyers are experienced in retail and non-retail lease dispute resolution, mediation and litigation Victoria and across several Australian states.
When will usually (having regard to your instructions) try to take a firm but conciliatory approach when negotiating with the landlord on your behalf. In more urgent circumstances – such a lockout or threatened lock out, we can – and will – adopt a very firm approach from the beginning and ensure that you are not unnecessarily bullied by the landlord.
We can assist you to resolve your commercial lease dispute by:
- carefully reviewing your lease and providing advice in relation to an alleged breach of lease;
- advise you as to your prospects of success – whether there are alleging things against the landlord or whether you defending allegations from the landlord;
- negotiating with the other party to try to resolve the dispute – and put you in the best position possible moving forward
- representing you in a court or tribunal, as required;
- work hard to get you a resolution as soon as possible.
Contact Us Today
To speak with one of our property dispute lawyers call us today on 1300 907 335. Alternatively, please fill out the contact form on this page for and one of our lawyers will be right back to you.