Commercial Leasing Disputes

Commercial leasing disputes can occur due to many issues and have costly and timely implications for both landlords and tenants. These issues are often complex and require experienced advice from a business and commercial lawyer.

Landlords and tenants need to be aware of their legal obligations when disputing a commercial lease. If you are worried about a potential lease dispute or already involved in a dispute, our team can assist you with timely advice and provide you with any options going forward.

What is a commercial lease and retail shop lease?

A commercial lease is a specifically drafted, legally binding contract between the owner of the premises (landlord) and the business owner (tenant).

A retail shop lease is a type of commercial lease in premises that are wholly or predominantly used for retail shop business. The Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (the Act) clarifies the law which apply to retail shop leases in Queensland.

As a retail landlord or tenant, it’s important that you are aware of your rights and obligations under the Act before entering into a retail shop lease.

Our commercial lease and retail shop lease experience

Our team of experienced lawyers act for a wide range of landlords and tenants across various industries throughout Queensland.

We develop long-standing relationships with our commercial clients to ensure their business interests are protected now and into the future.

Within the retail sector, our team assist clients throughout a wide range of industries including:

  • Medical and allied health
  • Hotels, Motels and accommodation
  • Gaming, licensed venues and hospitality including bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants etc.
  • Clothing and fashion
  • Wholesalers and distributors

What happens if you’re in a commercial leasing dispute?

If you’re experiencing any disruption from a commercial lease dispute, it’s important to talk to our team to discuss your options.

We can assist you with:

  • Reviewing and drafting retail shop leases
  • Reviewing and drafting commercial leases
  • Dispute resolution with current leasing disputes
  • Terminating a lease
  • Assignment of commercial and retail shop leases
  • Subleasing and subletting of premises
  • Transferring a lease

What are the next steps for commercial leasing disputes?

If you have any concerns with your commercial or retail shop lease, talk with our experienced team to discuss your options. We have assisted clients throughout Queensland for over 25 years and can provide you with any options to ensure the best outcome for you.

Contact our team today if you have any commercial leasing disputes questions.