Lease Disputes

Lease Disputes

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, lease disputes can be stressful and financially very costly if not settled correctly and quickly.

We are experienced in representing both landlords and tenants in various types of lease disputes and litigation across Australia.

Often a lease dispute can be successfully settled with a minimum amount of disruption and cost. Once the issues are properly identified, with appropriate and accurate legal advice, a resolution can usually be amicably reached.

We regularly attend mediations and if the matter does not settle then VCAT or equivalent. We represent landlords and tenants in a variety of other courts and tribunals as well. Issues that give rise to Lease disputes often can affect the functioning and viability of tenants’ business so we recommend that disputes be handled swiftly. We also work to maintain the relationship and ensure that relationship between the parties stays within a commercially professional realm for the benefit of the parties for the duration of the lease.

We represent parties in all aspects affecting retail leases, including:

  • Rent review
  • Valuations
  • Building repairs
  • Disputes regarding payment of rent
  • Breach notices & default
  • Termination notices
  • Outgoings disputes
  • Lockouts & injunctions

Aside from these we offer advice on all aspects of commercial leasing.

If an agreement cannot be reached at mediation the alternatives are to proceed to VCAT or issue proceedings in other courts.

Aside from VCAT we have leasing expertise Australia-wide and can advise and represent you or your company in a variety of jurisdictions.

Our well organised and thorough approach coupled with our extensive experience and knowledge mean that you will have the best outcome possible.

If you require further information or advice on your leasing issues call one of our Lease Lawyers today on 1300 907 335 or fill out the enquiry form on this page.

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  • Locations


  • CBD

    Level 8, 446 Collins Street
    Melbourne Vic 3000

  • Chadstone

    Level 8, 1341 Dandenong Rd,
    Chadstone VIC 3148

  • Dandenong

    Level 2, 311 Lonsdale St
    Dandenong Vic 3175


    Ground Flr, 435 Nepean HWY
    Frankston Vic 3199

  • Moorabbin

    Level 1, 441 South Road
    Moorabbin Vic 3189

  • Preston

    Ground Flr, 84 Hotham St,
    Preston VIC 3072

  • Sunshine

    Level 5, 12 Clarke Street
    Sunshine Vic 3020