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Retail shop lease disputes

Retail shop lease disputes

Disputes can arise from a disagreement between a tenant and landlord about a retail shop lease.

These disputes are resolved through a two-step process which involves:

  • mediation and
  • if the dispute is not resolved at mediation, a hearing by QCAT.

To assist with your matter you may request a search of register of proceedings (list of cases before QCAT) for retail shop lease matters. To request a search of the QCAT register of proceedings, you must provide a request in writing which includes the name of at least one party to the proceeding.

You can submit a request in writing via:

  • email: searches@qcat.qld.gov.au
  • post: QCAT, GPO Box 1639, Brisbane, QLD 4001
  • fax: 07 3221 9156
  • in person: QCAT, Level 9, BOQ Centre, 259 Queen Street, Brisbane

You can ask for the results of the search to be delivered in writing (via fax, email or post) or at the counter if you make a request in person.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

The Queensland Government's Business Queensland website has helpful information on leasing a retail shop and retail leasing forms.

We cannot provide legal advice

As part of an independent tribunal, QCAT registry staff cannot provide legal advice.

Registry staff can explain and answer questions about how QCAT works and its processes.

Registry staff cannot help with:

* whether or not you should submit an application
* whether your application is under the correct jurisdiction
* if you should lodge an appeal or a counter-application
* recommending a specific lawyer to assist you
* how to word your application, supporting documents or what to say at a proceeding
* contacting a QCAT member or adjudicator directly
* predicting likely outcomes of a case or appeal
* helping you to prepare your case
* advising what orders/decisions you should seek
* enforcing an order or decision of the tribunal
* advising exact timeframes for resolution of a matter – this depends on your individual matter.

Last reviewed
19 April 2017
Last updated
19 April 2017

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