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By James Lainas and David Krolikowski What is a Heads of Agreement (HOA)? An HOA is a written document that records two (or more) parties’ intentions to enter into a more comprehensive agreement in the future.  It sets out the main commercial terms and other arra...

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Commercial Property

By James Lainas & Jennifer Huppert In Victoria, retail leases are governed by the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic) (Act).  If your lease is deemed to be a retail lease, the Act imposes extra obligations on landlords and affords extra protections to tenants.  Those ob...

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Commercial Property

Issue Commercial leases often contain provisions that prohibit the tenant from doing anything that may void a landlord’s insurance policy or cause insurance policy premiums to increase.  The lease typically gives the landlord the right to demand from the tenant...

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