Madgwicks’ Property Insights Newsletter: May 2021

Welcome to the May 2021 edition of the Madgwicks Lawyers Property Insights Newsletter! Articles include: Valuer and Retail Leases Update: Notice to tenant of last date to exercise option: A landlord should check as to whether it has provided the...
4 May, 2021

Valuer and Retail Leases Update: Notice to tenant of last date to exercise option

In brief A landlord should check as to whether it has provided the required notice under section 28(1A) of the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (the Act).  A notice provided in the past may not be sufficient and a new notice may...
3 May, 2021

Listen: The New Playing Field for Casual Employees

As part of our Corporate Alliance Partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), we were delighted to host The New Playing Field for Casual Employees webinar. The new statutory definition of ‘casual’ employment in the Fair Work Act comes with a...
30 April, 2021

What else should employers know about the new casual landscape?

Download our free casual conversion flowchart explaining the key steps here.    The new statutory definition of ‘casual’ employment in the Fair Work Act (explained in our earlier article) comes with a new regime for dealing with casuals. Below is...
12 April, 2021

What to consider when staff return to the office

Although the move to working from home arrangements at the start of the pandemic seemed to happen rather suddenly, there are good reasons why the move back into the office has been slower by comparison. What do employers need to...
7 April, 2021

Casual Relief for Employers at Last

The good news for employers is that with the recent passing of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 there is a new statutory definition of what constitutes “casual” employment and relief for underpayment claims...
29 March, 2021

The Beginning of the End: FAQs from Landlords and Tenants regarding COVID-19 Rent Relief

One year on from our first COVID-19 Leasing FAQ article, the issues may be different, however, ongoing questions regarding what tenants and landlords should do in certain circumstances still remain. With the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Leases and Licences) Regulations...
26 March, 2021

Reminder: Land Tax Relief Deadline Looms

In brief As outlined in an earlier article,  the enactment of the State Taxation Acts Amendments (Relief Measures) Bill, provides that the Treasurer may direct the Commissioner of State Revenue to give effect to emergency tax relief measures as announced...
25 March, 2021

Warning Tenants: Your rent relief application is probably not compliant. Take our quiz to confirm your compliance.

Our compliance assessment quiz can quickly provide you with an answer as to your compliance with rent relief legislation. Scroll down to take our 30 second quiz. With weeks until the expiry of the Victorian ban on rental evictions, tenants...
12 March, 2021