Recorded Webinar: 2019 Victorian Property Law Update


27th March 2019

Duration:  approx. 2 hours

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Our annual update for Victorian property lawyers features two sessions.

(1) Roundup of Recent Property Law Changes

2018 was a big year for Victorian property law and the changes keep on coming. This session will give you an overview of the key reforms over the last twelve months.  It includes:

  • Understanding Victoria’s new tenancy laws

  • Owners Corporation reform and its effects

  • Update on Owners Corporation (Short Stays) Act (2018)

  • Ipso facto insolvency reforms – impact on property contracts entered into after 1st July 2018

  • The new GST withholding regime

(2) Common Traps in Retail Leases

Retail leases can be fraught with litigation risk. This session examines where disputes commonly arise and how you can help protect your client’s position. It covers:

  • What qualifies as a retail lease and when is it no longer one?

  • Obligation to ‘make good’ on lease expiry – what does this mean in practical terms?

  • Transfer and assignment of retail leases

  • Premature termination of lease – liability and obligation


William Stark, Barrister, Melbourne

William is currently involved in a number of ongoing disputes between developers about property developments in and around Melbourne, including in Cranbourne, Hampton Park and Preston.

He has acted in a number of complex Family Law property disputes, disputes over the ownership of farming land and disputes about the ownership of estate land.

William is a regular contributor to the Greens List Breakfast Briefings series, and regularly gives presentations on Property Law to both the Law Institute of Victoria and the Leo Cussen Centre for Law.

Max is recognised as one of Australia’s preeminent property lawyers with an extensive practice acting for institutional landlords and tenants of commercial, industrial and retail properties.

Max’s practice combines the unusual mix of both: (a) transactional work (purchasers and sales); and (b) development work (building and centre builds and refurbishments); and (c) complex, standard and stream lease work, in each of the commercial, retail and industrial sectors.

Max has a national reputation for the capable handling of large portfolios and his clients include AMP, ANZ, Brookfield, CBA, Challenger, Charter Hall, Dexus, GPT, Lendlease, Pacific, QIC and Vicinity Centres.

Jordan is a Senior Associate in the MinterEllison Real Estate Group and specialises in retail leasing.

Jordan manages retail, office and industrial leasing portfolios for a number of prominent landlord clients including Dexus, Vicinity Centres, Charter Hall, QIC, Challenger and Lendlease.

Jordan provides advice on the retail legislation across various jurisdictions in Australia and regularly presents at seminars for the Property Council of Australia.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in property law in Victoria. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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