Archive | September, 2020

Royal assent to Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 and the CTRS extension Act given yesterday

September 23, 2020

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Royal assent to the following bills was provided yesterday: •  the COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Act 2020 (Vic); and • the Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 (Vic). As a result, both Acts came into effect as of yesterday, 23 September 2020. I will post a summary of the effects of the […]

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Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 and the CTRS extension bill have passed through Parliament and are awaiting Royal Assent

September 16, 2020

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For those watching this closely, both the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 (Vic) and the COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020 which extends and modifies the CTRS have passed through Parliament and are awaiting Royal assent before they become law. See: https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/legislation/343-legislation-and-bills/articles/1824-bills-this-week I expect that we will see the new Regulations […]

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Extracts from the second reading speech for the COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020

September 10, 2020

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The ever-diligent Abilene Singh has sent me a copy of the second reading speech for the Bill that allows for the extension of the CTRS in Victoria. The real action will be in the Regulations when they are published, but the second reading speech gives a few more clues about what the Regs are likely […]

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COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Extension) Bill 2020 now available

September 3, 2020

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A Bill is now available on the Parliamentary website that will allow the extension of the CTRS. The purpose of the Bill is stated as: (a) to amend the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020—  (i) to extend the operation of Part 2.2 of that Act under which regulations may be made to modify the […]

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Article on the Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 and update on RFC v Verraty appeal

September 1, 2020

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The Retail Leases Amendment Bill 2019 remains before the Upper House and on the list for debate. To the best of my knowledge, the Bill has not yet been passed. For those who are following this area of law, the Law Institute Journal has published an excellent article by Paul Snow and Nicholas D’Arcy that […]

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