Lease Disputes

With most businesses operating out of leased premises, it is vitally important that you know your legal position in respect of your lease. Our focus here at Ramsden Lawyers is to provide our clients with seamless, cost effective solutions in all property leasing disputes.

Without proper guidance lease disputes can result in excessive and costly outcomes. It is important that when you have an issue related to a lease that you seek proper legal advice. Our solicitors are experts in lease disputes and can provide assistance with commercial leases in a number of capacities.

We offer services for both prospective and existing:

  • landlords; and
  • tenants.

Leases are generally regulated by the lease document itself. Additionally, leases are regulated by common law and legislation such as the Retail Shop Leases Act.

There are many issues that can arise in respect of leases, including:

  • breach of lease;
  • failure to pay amounts due including rent;
  • damage to premises;
  • maintenance of premises;
  • authorisation of work on premises;
  • subletting;
  • outgoings;
  • eviction;
  • failure to vacate;
  • security deposits;
  • rent reviews;
  • options in lease; and
  • assignments.

We are equipped to deal with any matter in relation to leases, and have extensive experience with:

  • the Retail Shop Leases Act (RSLA);
  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT); and
  • court proceedings.

For further Information on the RSLA see:

  1. Legislation Queensland – Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (Qld).
  1. Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Levels 5 (Main office) and 9 (Property group)
Corporate Centre One, 2 Corporate Court
Bundall , QLD, 4217 Australia
Phone: (07) 5592 1921

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