“Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we have a wealth of knowledge

and experience in all areas of retail, commercial and residential leasing.”

 

Short Punch & Greatorix has considerable experience in all aspects of leasing and offers a complete range of services for both landlord and tenants.

Our difference

We act for both landlords and tenants and have done so for over fifty years. We have a unique insight into the property market in Queensland and northern New South Wales, and the Gold Coast in particular. Our clients include large shopping centre owners, small business tenants, service station operators, single and multiple premises landlords, and franchisors. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of retail, commercial and residential leasing.

Recent experience

We advise on a variety of matters, from short-term residential leases to the complex, high-value commercial leases.

Recently, we have advised on:-

  • Lease variations associated with the COVID-19, including the application of the relevant codes and legislation and disputes arising between the parties;
  • All aspects of the acquisition of a large commercial property, including due diligence associated with existing leases; and
  • Landlord rights and obligations when a tenant goes into liquidation.

Services we offer

We can assist landlords at every stage of the lease, including:-

  • Drafting the lease;
  • Obtaining relevant consents, including mortgagee consent; and
  • Registering the landlord’s interest in a cash bond on the Personal Property Securities Register;
  • Advising on breaches and other disputes;
  • Requests for consent, including assignments and variations;
  • Surrenders of lease;
  • End of lease obligations;
  • Retail shop lease obligations, including:-
  • Preparing disclosures associated with retail shop leases; and
  • Advising on retail shop lease disputes.

We can assist tenants at every stage of the lease, including:-

  • Reviewing a proposed lease;
  • Advising on any proposed extensions, variations, or assignments;
  • End of lease obligations;
  • Disputes with landlords;
  • Surrenders of lease; and
  • Retail shop lease obligations, including:-
  • Preparing relevant disclosures;
  • Providing Legal Advice Reports; and
  • Advising on retail shop lease disputes.

We also add value by assisting our clients with related matters, such as:-

  • Franchise issues;
  • Any ancillary licences;
  • Compliance issues;
  • Liquor licence applications, suspensions, and surrenders; and
  • Body corporate issues.

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