A Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Property Law and Commercial Tenancy Law, Deborah is an industry recognised expert in commercial and retail leasing and all aspects of property law.

Deborah has extensive experience in the commercial property industry and regularly acts for landlords of varying sizes, private clients, municipal councils and water authorities. Her experience includes leasing transactions and advice for retail, commercial, government/crown land, for shopping centre landlords, private landlords and tenants including preparation of all lease documentation, variations, surrenders, default notices and transfers of lease, and reviewing and advising on such documentation. Deborah’s experience extends to telecommunications leasing with experience in preparing licences and leases.

In addition to expertise in retail and commercial leasing, Deborah provides specialist property advice on all matters of property law including advising on property transactions including matters such as old law conversions, road closures, adverse possession, subdivisions and consolidations, registrations and advice regarding easements and other property, restrictions, NICO transfers, compulsory acquisition and licences.

Deborah is an active participant in the property industry and has been a member of the Law Institute of Victoria Commercial Tenancy Law Advisory Committee since 2015.

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Specialist property law advice
  • Acting for landlords of regional shopping centres and CBD office towers
  • Acting for landlords and tenants of retail leases
  • Strategic leasing advice to municipal councils and preparation and negotiation of documents
  • Land and easement acquisitions by agreement or compulsorily, for both authorities and dispossessed land owners

Recent Articles by Deborah Mann

Changes to FIRB thresholds – impact on commercial leases

Effective from the 29 March 2020, new measures have been introduced by the Federal Government to reduce the monetary threshold for foreign investments requiring Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval to $0. It is not well-known that the class of...
17 July, 2020