Construction and Infrastructure case note: VCAT sheds light on whether a failure to pay an adjudicated amount may constitute grounds for disciplinary action by the VBA
Our latest Construction and Infrastructure case note looks at the recent VCAT decision in APM Group (Aust) Pty Ltd v Victorian Building Authority (Review and Regulation)  VCAT 1156 which highlights that while VBA does have the power to take disciplinary action against registered building practitioners for failing to pay an adjudicated amount due under the SOP Act, that power is discretionary and on this instance should not have been exercised.
Property update: Amended regulations for commercial and retail leases rent relief — your questions answered
On 29 September 2020, the regulations governing a commercial or retail tenant’s entitlement to rent relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic changed substantially. Our latest Property update looks at the most important elements and key questions relating to the Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020.
Property update: New Retail Leases Amendment Act introduces substantial changes for landlords and tenants
The new Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 (the Act) makes substantial changes to the law relating to retail leases in Victoria. Our latest Property update provides a summary of the changes and, more specifically, looks at how the changes impact landlords and tenants in regard to retail leases in Victoria.