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 access the Register of retail tenancy disputes which provides information on all retail tenancy disputes lodged since 1984. To arrange to search the register call QCAT on 1300 753 228 between 8.30am and 5.00pm on weekdays.
Retail Shop Leases Act Review Options Paper - now available
The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is seeking submissions on an options paper as part of its statutory review of the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994 (the Act). The purpose of the review is to examine whether the provisions of the Act are appropriate for the Queensland retail leasing environment.
The options paper sets out options for amendments to the Act and issues raised by stakeholders during consultation to date. The paper provides an opportunity for interested stakeholders to consider and respond to other stakeholder submissions.
Submissions in response to the options paper will also assist the Government in deciding its position on appropriate amendments to the Act.
The options paper is available on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website.
Submissions on the options paper are to be made to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General by 3 July 2013.