Talking Law

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[EP 105] Tips in negotiating commercial leases under the new COVID-19 Mandatory Code of Conduct

June 05, 2020

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Today, we discuss useful tips for negotiating commercial leases under the new COVID-19 Mandatory Code of Conduct with our very own Jo Wright of Aspect Legal. This episode is relevant at this time as the Mandatory Code of Conduct has now been legislated so listen in to find out about this well-timed topic!








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Episode Highlights:

* Why are we talking about this?
* The detail of the COVID-19 Mandatory Code of Conduct
* Steps for tenants to take if the landlords refuse adhere to the COVID-19 Mandatory Code of Conduct
* Tips for landlords on protecting their position






In this episode, we look into negotiating commercial leases in light of the new COVID-19 Mandatory Code of Conduct which has now been legislated. Jo Wright from Aspect Legal along with host Joanna Oakey provide us with tips for tenants and landlords feeling unsure of how to deal with these changes and how to negotiate commercial leases in line with the Code. We look at the good and the bad from this new legislation and drill into what the national cabinet mandatory code of conduct specifically provides.






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Joanna: Hi, it's Joanna Oakey here and welcome back to Talking Law a podcast proudly brought to you by our commercial legal practice Aspect Legal. Now, today we have an episode for you that is very topical and current. It's all about tips in negotiating commercial leases under the new COVID mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial leases, and so this is particularly relevant right at the moment as the new mandatory Code of Conduct has now been legislated in each state and territory in Australia, and tenants who are dealing with landlords who haven't yet provided rent relief might find some tips in this episode quite useful. We also in this episode, cover tips for landlords as well. So this is really useful listening for both commercial tenants and landlords in order to understand how to deal with this new mandatory code of conduct for this COVID period. And in order to talk about this,