J.A. Carroll Solicitors are experienced in acting for Lessors (Landlords) and Lessees (Tenants) of all types of properties ranging from residential tenancies, commercial buildings, agistment agreements, etc.
For commercial properties, there are essentially 2 types of leases:
Retail Shop Lease.
These leases are highly regulated under the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld) and requires both the Landlord and the Tenant to provide various notices to each other as well as the Tenant obtaining legal and financial advice about the lease.
There are also time frames for the provision of these notices and advice before the lease is signed.
The Regulations list the types of businesses that make the lease a retail shop lease.
These are leases which do not come under the Regulations as a retail shop lease and the provision of notices and the obtaining of advice before the lease is signed do not apply.
It is still strongly recommended that you obtain legal advice about any commercial lease before you enter into that lease.
We recommend that you contact our firm to check any intention / offer to lease before you sign.