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This page includes a number of links through to legislation and other government provided web pages of information that may be useful to business owners or their advisers. 

 

New South Wales The Retail Leases Act 1994 is the main piece of legislation which applies to retail tenants in New South Wales.  However, it doesn't apply to all retail tenants in New South Wales. The following is a link through to the Retail Leases Act 1994: [Go]
  There are a number of standard forms and documents that are commonly utilised as part of retail leasing processes, pursuant to the Retail Leases Act 1994,  New South Wales Government has made available in standard form.  This is a link through to some of them including Retail Tenant's Guide, Disclosure Statements, Inspection of Premises Report, Application of a Quantity Surveyor and Mediation Forms: [Go]
Victoria The Retail Leases Act 2003 is the main piece of legislation which applies to retail tenants in Victoria.  However, it doesn't apply to all retail tenants in Victoria.The following is a link through to the Retail Leases Act 2003: [Go]
  This is a great Business Victoria, Government, website, it covers off Retail shop, commercial and office leases. It also includes  a checklist for retail lease agreements – have a look: [Go]
  This is a link to Business Victoria page titled “Buy a Franchise”  - including a step by step guide – check it out: [Go]
Queensland This is the Queensland Government Retail Leasing Guide, containing essential information about retail leasing in Queensland: [Go]
  This is a link to the Queensland Government – Business and Industry Portal.  There is information here about Finding the Right Business Location, Leasing Premises, Buying the Leasing Industrial Land, Premises security and crime prevention: [Go]
ACT The Commercial and Retail handbook is designed as a guidebook for tenants and landlords as to their rights and responsibilities under the Leases (Commercial and Retail) Act 2001.The handbook is not a substitute for legal advice. [Go]
  This is a link through to ACT Government Business Development Page.  The way that property operates, and is leased, in the ACT is different in a number of way, please ensure you use a lawyer (even if you don’t use us): [Go]
South Australia This is a link through to the Government of South Australia Attorney’s General Department – South Australian Legislation – Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995. [Go]
  This is a link through to sa.gov.au page on Leasing Commercial Property. It has some good guidance on what to watch out for when entering into a lease transaction: [Go]  
Western Australia This is a link to the Government of Western Australia, Department of Commerce, Commercial Tenancy web page. [Go]
  This is a link through to the Government of Western Australia, Department of Commerce web page titled “Commercial tenancy and retail shops”. [Go]

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