Notice to Commercial Practitioners – COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Commercial Leases) Legislation

The Society thanks all practitioners involved in the submissions process.  Submissions were sent to Consumer, Building & Occupational Services (CBOS) at the Department of Justice in May 2020, copying in the Hon Elise Archer MP. 

Letter of Response from Government 28 July 2020 (table summary of LST submissions and CBOS responses)

The Society is preparing a supplementary list of scenario-specific questions subsequently received from the profession, which will include commentary. 

Regulations Now in Force

The regulations were made by notice in the Government Gazette on 24 July 2020.

Reference links:

COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Commercial Leases) Regulations 2020

COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Commercial Leases) Act 2020

Webinar – COVID-19 Commercial Tenancies Relief Legislation in Practice – Tuesday 18 August 2020 3.30-5pm (note new date)

Join the Society and CBOS on 18 August for a webinar presentation on the legislation, including an examination of key sections followed by case study hypotheticals and a full and frank panel discussion of some of the more particularly problematic aspects of the legislation in practice.  Program details coming soon.

Attendees are encouraged to email comments, questions and scenarios in advance to (or prepare for copying and pasting into the Zoom chat function during the event).