STRATA UPDATE: KEY CHANGES – AMENDMENTS TO THE STRATA TITLES ACT COMMENCED 1 MAY 2020

May 7, 2020
7 May 2020 Prepared by Darryl Kipping On Friday 1 May 2020, the amendments to the Strata Titles Act 1985 (WA) (Act) came into effect.  These amendments were introduced by the Strata Titles Amendment Bill 2018, with the objective to...

COVID-19: TEMPORARY CHANGES TO THE FOREIGN INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK

April 28, 2020
28 April 2020 Prepared by Darryl Kipping, Dora van der Westhuyzen and Rachel Taweel On Sunday 29 March 2020, the Commonwealth Government announced significant temporary changes to the foreign investment framework in Australia in response to COVID-19.  Full details of...

COVID-19: MANDATORY CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COMMERCIAL TENANCIES

April 15, 2020
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU? On Tuesday 7 April 2020, the Commonwealth Government introduced a mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies (Code) to address the impact of COVID-19 on commercial tenants.  The Code sets out principles to govern...

COVID-19: COMMENTARY ON COMMERCIAL LEASING PRINCIPLES

April 15, 2020
On 7 April 2020 the Federal Government announced a mandatory Code of Conduct (‘Code’) setting out Leasing Principles to govern commercial tenancies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. WHAT ARE THE LEASING PRINCIPLES? The Code sets out the following Leasing Principles...

COVID-19: GUIDANCE FOR LANDLORDS AND TENANTS

April 15, 2020
Below are our further tailored recommendations in relation to the mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LANDLORDS A landlord should familiarise themselves with the Code, focusing on the Leasing Principles as they look to support tenants during...