Retailers welcome COVID-19 rent relief ruling by ACCC

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed a ruling by the ACCC to authorise tenants to collectively bargain...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today welcomed a ruling by the ACCC to authorise tenants to collectively bargain with landlords for continued rental relief if they’ve been adversely affected by COVID-19. The authorisation kicks in immediately and allows tenants impacted by COVID-19 to discuss, share information and collectively negotiate...

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Natural disasters – Top 3 tips to limit losses and re-open for trade.

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the devastating fires...

By Kyle Swain, Retail Director Aust & NZ, Lpc Cresa Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the devastating fires in New South Wales and Queensland which continue to threaten homes, businesses and possibly more lives this week as well as those affected by the severe storm event north of...

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Give your retail lease a new year ‘health check’

Written by The Leasing Department We’re already one-twelfth of the way through 2018! How are those new year’s resolutions going? In...

Written by The Leasing Department We’re already one-twelfth of the way through 2018! How are those new year’s resolutions going? In our last article, “Five New Year’s Resolutions for your retail lease”, we recommended the following resolutions we believe would ensure your lease is healthier and more financially secure in 2018: Complete...

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for your retail lease

Every year millions of people commit to doing something different to improve themselves and their life for the coming...

Every year millions of people commit to doing something different to improve themselves and their life for the coming year. The idea of a New Year’s Resolution is to change something you do (or don’t do!) to improve some aspect of your life that you’re not happy with. Cutting out...

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Tackling rental overheads – negotiating mid-term

Rental overheads are the biggest challenge keeping retailers awake at night, according to Inside Retail’s 2017 Australian Retail Outlook....

Rental overheads are the biggest challenge keeping retailers awake at night, according to Inside Retail’s 2017 Australian Retail Outlook. Leasing expert, Kyle Swain, explores the current issues and trends in leasing and the best ways for retailers to negotiate better terms. By Kyle Swain, The Leasing Department Over the past three...

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Tackling rental overheads – maximise lease events

Rental overheads are the biggest challenge keeping retailers awake at night, according to Inside Retail’s 2017 Australian Retail Outlook....

Rental overheads are the biggest challenge keeping retailers awake at night, according to Inside Retail’s 2017 Australian Retail Outlook. Leasing expert, Kyle Swain, explores the current issues and trends in leasing and the best ways for retailers to negotiate better terms. By Kyle Swain, The Leasing Department Over the past two...

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Tackling rental overheads – never pay RRP

Rental overheads are the biggest challenge keeping retailers awake at night, according to Inside Retail’s 2017 Australian Retail Outlook....

Rental overheads are the biggest challenge keeping retailers awake at night, according to Inside Retail’s 2017 Australian Retail Outlook. Leasing expert, Kyle Swain, explores the current issues and trends in leasing and the best ways for retailers to negotiate better terms. By Kyle Swain, The Leasing Department Last week, we examined...

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Tackling retail’s biggest challenge – rental overheads

Rental overheads are the biggest challenge keeping retailers awake at night, according to Inside Retail’s 2017 Australian Retail Outlook....

Rental overheads are the biggest challenge keeping retailers awake at night, according to Inside Retail’s 2017 Australian Retail Outlook. Over the next 5 weeks, leasing expert, Kyle Swain, will explore the current issues and trends in leasing and the best ways for retailers to negotiate better terms, culminating in...

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Handling disasters from a retail leasing perspective

by Kyle Swain, The Leasing Department  The catastrophic damage caused by Cyclone Debbie across Queensland and northern NSW in the...

by Kyle Swain, The Leasing Department  The catastrophic damage caused by Cyclone Debbie across Queensland and northern NSW in the last week has been devastating for so many families and business owners. Unfortunately, many retail businesses never recover from these natural disasters. Those who do, often struggle under the weight of...

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New megacentre for Sydney

A new large format retail centre, Lifestyle Connection Woodpark, will soon commence construction at Smithfield, in Sydney's South West.The...

A new large format retail centre, Lifestyle Connection Woodpark, will soon commence construction at Smithfield, in Sydney's South West.The site will offer a range of store sizes from 70sqm to over 6,000sqm of large format space. Located on the Corner of Woodpark Road & The Cumberland Highway Smithfield, the centre will...

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Changes to NSW Retail Leases Act soon to become law

The NSW Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 has now passed parliament and will soon become law. The commencement...

The NSW Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 has now passed parliament and will soon become law. The commencement date is to be gazetted by parliament at later date.The amendment brings in a number of changes for retailers in NSW:1. Jurisdictional LimitThe New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal...

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NRA introduces Leasing Department

The National Retail Association is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with The Leasing Department as its preferred...

The National Retail Association is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with The Leasing Department as its preferred provider of leasing and tenancy services nationally. The Leasing Department will play a key role in guiding NRA members on leasing and tenancy issues affecting their business as well as provide...

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Top 3 tips for saving money on your lease

by Kyle Swain, The Leasing Department1. Act early to get the best dealTaking a proactive approach to key lease...

by Kyle Swain, The Leasing Department1. Act early to get the best dealTaking a proactive approach to key lease events such as lease renewals and market rent reviews allows you to take full advantage of your rights under the retail lease act relevant to your state or territory. By...

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South Australia Retail and Commercial Leasing Guide

The Retail and Commercial Leasing Guide was recently released by the South Australian Office of the Small Business Commissioner.The...

The Retail and Commercial Leasing Guide was recently released by the South Australian Office of the Small Business Commissioner.The Guide has been prepared to assist current and prospective tenant deal with some main elements of the Retail and Commercial Leases Act, namely:Lease termsRentLease assignmentCondition of the premisesRelocationDemolitionThe Guide includes...

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Message from the CEO: 4th December 2015

As a business owner or manager, you deal on a daily basis with a wide range of expenses –...

As a business owner or manager, you deal on a daily basis with a wide range of expenses – some large and some small, but each one impacting on your bottom line.  And, no doubt you often stop to reflect on the worth of each overhead to your ultimate...

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Update: QLD Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 1995

The Queensland Government has re-introduced the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill again into parliament after the original Bill lapsed...

The Queensland Government has re-introduced the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill again into parliament after the original Bill lapsed when the last election was called. The Bill followed extensive consultation as a part of the statutory review that started in 2013. The NRA was a member of the Reference...

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