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24 September 2020

On 23 September 2020, the NSW government announced that as a result of the continuing impact of COVID-19 on businesses, the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation (Regulation) will be extended to 31 December 2020. The Regulation was due to expire on 25 October 2020.

News
03 July 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Leadership Team of the Makinson d’Apice Charities & Not-For-Profits Practice Group has expanded following the promotion of two experienced lawyers within the team on 1 July 2020.

News
30 June 2020

We are proud to announce a record number of promotions across the firm, effective 1 July 2020.

Publication
29 May 2020

Further to our update circulated on 28 May 2020, the QLD Government that same day after we had finalised the update published its Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Regulation).  We have summarised some of the key points of the Regulation in this update. 

Publication
by Chris Drayton and Kristina Jukic
28 May 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Prime Minister announced on 7 April 2020 the introduction of a Mandatory Code of Conduct (“National Code”) for commercial tenancies. For more information regarding the National Code, please refer to our earlier article, here. The National Code has been given effect in most states and territories through legislation and regulation.

We have summarised in this article the current status in each state and territory as at 28 May 2020.
 

Publication
by Chris Drayton and Celine Truong
17 April 2020

Both commercial and residential landlords alike would agree that land tax is one of the biggest imposts of owning property in Australia. For some landlords, land tax liabilities are difficult enough to meet at the best of times, let alone during the uncertainty of COVID-19. 

Given that this is an evolving topic, we seek to break down the NSW Government’s response in terms of support and flexibility during COVID-19 as of today’s publishing date (20 April 2020). 

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