Retail legislationMission failure again

Retail legislation
Mission failure again

Sometimes the retail legislation throws in a real curve ball, just to keep you guessing. One of my personal favourites is s17 of the NSW Act (copied in s31 of the Victorian enactment). s31 (1) This section applies to a retail shop lease if: (a) the liability of the lessee to pay rent under the lease commences on the lessee entering into possession of the retail shop … The section goes on to provide that the lessee is not liable to pay rent until the lessor has complied with the lessor’s fitout obligations.…Read more