Whether it is a home, a place of work or an investment, property is an important facet of our daily lives. Despite best intentions, disputes may still arise at any stage of the leasing process – from pre-leasing negotiations to terminations and beyond.
Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team has extensive experience in the management of leasing disputes. We offer practical solutions based on a sound knowledge of legal principles to ensure our clients’ interests are protected. Our lawyers pride themselves on the quality of advice and representation provided across both commercial and residential disputes.
We specialise in commercial leasing matters, acting for both landlords and tenants. Our lawyers have considerable experience in the ACT Magistrates Court Leasing Division, the ACT Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of NSW and the Supreme Court of NSW Court of Appeal.
Our leasing disputes team can assist you with:
- Lease terminations and evictions
- Pre-leasing disputes
- Defects claims
- Recovery of unpaid commercial/residential rent
- Recovery of bond
- Property damage
- Relief against forfeiture
If you have a question about Leasing Disputes or Litigation & Dispute Resolution more broadly, please contact us. In the meantime, some recent decisions and articles from some leasing cases we have run are found below.
Recent decisions and articles from our team
July 2018 – Successful defense of a claim for relocation costs under a sublease.
- Decision: Italo-Australian Club (ACT) Ltd v Italo Financing Pty Ltd  ACTMC 14
- Article: Contracts: Black and White, not read all over
August 2018 – Successful defense of appeal of decision to refuse late amendment to pleadings in lease dispute
March 2019 – Tenant awarded $150,000 for unlawful termination of sublease
August 2019 – Tenant’s $150,000 judgment improved on appeal
- Decision: Bird v Biedrzycki  ACTSC 214