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VCAT Advisory Opinion outlines limits on recovery of certain landlord outgoings
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • May 7 2015

A recent Advisory Opinion from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal outlines certain limits on the maintenance, repair and compliance

Payment of money in anticipation of contract ? Make your intentions clear!
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • January 20 2015

Last year, the NSW Court of Appeal provided a useful reminder of the need to ensure that parties agree, in advance, about what happens to money paid

Essential safety measures and landlord’s maintenance of retail premises. Who pays? Landlord or tenant?
  • Kliger Partners
  • Australia
  • May 5 2015

It is now certain who is responsible for: the costs associated with complying with Essential Safety Measures ("ESM") obligations; the costs incurred

VCAT restricts landlords’ ability to recover costs from tenants
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • May 7 2015

On 1 May 2015, VCAT's President, Justice Greg Garde, issued an advisory opinion (Opinion) to the Small Business Commissioner of Victoria on the scope

GST and supply of real property & real property leases - the High Court’s decision in MBI Properties
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • January 22 2015

On 3 December 2014, the High Court handed down its decision in Commissioner of Taxation v MBI Properties Pty Ltd 2014 HCA 49 (MBI Decision). This

Exploring the value of open space
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • January 22 2015

Last week, we mentioned that in late December 2014, there were two Court of Appeal decisions handed down on the same day regarding acquisitions of

A lesson in assessing a tenant’s damages claim: Spuds Surf Chatswood Pty Ltd v PT LTD (No 4)
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 3 2015

The case of Spuds Surf Chatswood Pty Ltd v PT Ltd (No 4) 2015 NSWCATAP 11 is the last of several proceedings between the parties. Those proceedings

No landholder duty applying the just and reasonable exemption in NSW
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • March 2 2015

Milstern Nominees Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue 2015 NSWSC 68 concerned an acquisition in a landholder where the landholder was

Retention of money for tax from sale of property- is it necessary?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 2 2014

Following an appeal by the ATO to the Full Federal Court, judgment was delivered on 8 October 2014 concerning the tax obligations of a liquidator

Land tax - taking a big picture view on exemptions and ramifications
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • December 4 2014

When advising taxpayers, emphasis is often placed on income tax and capital gains tax impacts of transactions, with little thought given to the land