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We have created fact sheets which cover some of the most common dispute topics faced by small businesses. In them you will find information, facts to consider, and tips to help you work towards resolving the dispute.

We are regularly adding to this list, but if you can’t find one that assists you, you can contact us for further help.

Construction and disturbance

Construction work or disturbances caused by a lessor in a commercial tenancy can impact a...

Repairs and maintenance

Disputes regarding repair and maintenance responsibilities in commercial and retail leases are common and often...

Tips on negotiating disputes

Negotiating successfully is an important business skill, one that can be improved with practice, reflection,...

Ending a lease early

In the event a tenant or lessor is considering ending a commercial or retail shop...

Security for lease

Lease agreements commonly include a requirement for the tenant to provide a security. Cash bonds...

Payment issues

If someone owes you money, it is important to take prompt action to recover the...
not paying rent

Not paying rent

If you are unable to pay your rent, support is available to help you understand...

Breach notices

If a commercial tenant breaches their lease obligations, the landlord may issue a Form 7...

Locked out of premises

If a tenant has breached the terms of their lease agreement and has not rectified...

Make good

A ‘make good’ clause refers to the obligation on what the tenant needs to return...

Outgoings

Outgoings are operating costs related to the premises that a commercial landlord reasonably incurs and...

Mediation

By engaging in mediation, you and the other party are making a genuine effort to...

Annual rent increases and market reviews

Generally commercial leases will include both an annual rent increase and a market rent review....

Factsheets

Tips on negotiating disputes
Ending a lease early
Construction and disturbance
Repairs and maintenance
Security for lease
Breach notices

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