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COVID-19 Series: Lease Variation Charge Concessions

COVID-19 Series: Lease Variation Charge Concessions

The ACT Government announced a recovery package for the construction sector to boost activity after the impact of COVID-19. It aims to encourage projects that are able to progress to commence construction by 31 March 2021. There is a Lease Variation Charge Remission Package available that reduces the Lease Variation Charge by up to 50%, […]

COVID-19 Series: Remote Witnessing

COVID-19 Series: Remote Witnessing

Alongside the existing e-contracts and e-signing, there have been legislative responses to COVID-19 social distancing that have allowed e-witnessing. A signature for a document that is required to be witnessed under NSW and ACT law may be witnessed by a system of communication that allows each user to see and hear the other. The witness […]

COVID-19 Series: Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

COVID-19 Series: Commercial Leasing Code of Conduct

The ACT Government has passed legislation implementing the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct: SME Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19 and making the application of those principles compulsory for landowners and tenants covered by the Leases (Commercial and Retail) Act 2001 (ACT). The application of the Code of Conduct affords certain protections to tenants who […]

COVID-19 Series: e-Contracts and e-Signing

COVID-19 Series: e-Contracts and e-Signing

e-Contracts and e-Signing have long been recognised as giving rise to binding legal obligations in a variety of contexts. An electronic contract solution an be deployed in the current environment to keep your business running, ensuring your agreements are documented while still being able to hold distance. With the right advice, you could implement a […]

COVID-19 Series: 19 Questions to Ask About Your Lease

COVID-19 Series: 19 Questions to Ask About Your Lease

Landowners and tenants alike are preparing for the implementation of the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct: SME Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19 in the ACT. Until the Code of Conduct has been passed into legislation in the ACT, much like the Pirate’s Code, “It’s more a set of guidelines than actual rules.” However, even […]

Remote Possibilities: Contactless Legal Services

Remote Possibilities: Contactless Legal Services

In these uncertain and crazy times, things still need to get done. Our team has worked remotely and flexibly, using technology as our friend, since Day Zero. So, converting our team to full-time work from home has seen no interruption or downtime. We are here and ready to assist you with remote meetings and special […]