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Changes to the Retail Leases Act 1994

IS YOUR COMMERCIAL LEASE NOW A RETAIL LEASE? Written by Ben Harris The Retail Leases Regulation 2022 (NSW) (Regulation) expands the coverage of the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) (Act) to include new categories of retail businesses. Applying to leases which commence from 1 January 2023, the Regulation includes, among others, the following retail businesses: […]

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Corporations Act Reform

Corporations Act Reform: Sole Directors and Electronic Signing The Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Act (Cth) 2022 (Amending Act) came in to effect on 1 April 2022, with two notable reforms made which affect the way directors execute documents on behalf of companies. Executing Documents – Sole Directors The Amending Act has dispensed with the […]

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Challenging Strata Bylaws

On Monday 12 October 2020 the Court of Appeal looked into the validity of a strata bylaw prohibiting owners from keeping animals on their lots. Cooper v The Owners – Strata Plan No 58068 [2020] NSWCA 250 is a case brought by Leo and Johanna Cooper, owners and residents of a unit at a Darlinghurt’s […]

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