Knowledge Base

Are you a landlord?

Are you a landlord? With more than 130 changes made to the laws surrounding residential tenancies, you will be impacted. From pets and rent increases, to picture hooks and inspections, know where you stand. The reforms to the Residential Tenancy Act will be...

Are your PPSR registrations about to expire?

Are your PPSR registrations about to expire?  Find out before 30 January 2019! On 30 January 2019, the Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR) will have been in operation for 7 years. The PPSR provides a platform for businesses and individuals to register their...

Are you building?

Are you building? Make sure you budget for Protection Works. Under the Building Act 1993 (Vic) you are obligated to protect your neighbours’ properties from damage that could occur from building work on your property. Such “Protection Work” includes the underpinning...

Utilising the Security of Payment Act in your business

Would you know what to do if a developer or builder stopped paying your invoices? Knowing how to issue or respond to a payment claim under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) can help to secure prompt payment for contractors and...

Are we dealing with ‘retail premises’?

Are we dealing with 'retail premises' under the Retail Leases Act 2003 (“Act”)? This is a crucial question to ask when reviewing any lease. If the Act applies, the consequences for landlords are significant: A right to a minimum 5 year term; Land tax cannot be...

Shareholder oppression

Are you a minority shareholder? Do you know your rights? Sometimes disputes arise between people who have a financial interest in a company. In privately held companies, people who own a small shareholding (a minority shareholder) may find that their interests are...