Commercial and Retail Leasing & Commercial Property

Buying and selling commercial property is a big financial decision. Also, if you own a commercial property or are running a business, having a commercial lease and licence that protect you will be vital. At Bryks Lawyers, our aim is to make all commercial property matters a stress-free experience. Our team can provide timely and strategic advice at all stages of the property buy/sell and leasing processes.

We deliver timely and cost-effective solutions to our clients in the following areas:

Preparing both complex and simple bespoke commercial and retail leases and ancillary documents

Negotiating and advising on commercial and retail leases

Drafting, advising and negotiating:

  • letters of offer to lease and agreements to lease
  • incentive fitout deeds
  • fitout agreements for leased premises
  • car parking licences
  • equipment storage licences

Undertaking enquiries with Council and planning authorities in relation to the use and development of commercial premises

Providing all other ancillary property law advice including in relation to commercial and industrial property matters

Property development matters including project structuring, joint venture agreements, negotiating options, contracts and conditions of sale

Advising and representing both landlords and tenants in commercial and retail lease disputes

Assigning, varying or surrendering commercial leases

Property settlements (commercial and residential) via PEXA and paper settlements

Preparing contracts of sale of property (commercial and residential)

Buying or selling a house (including contract negotiation, exchange & attending to settlements)

Building and construction law including contract preparation and negotiation

Our holistic approach means that we do not focus only on the commercial, retail or industrial property matter at hand. We can help you to consider tax issues, planning laws and restrictions, and any commercial or construction agreements related to your transaction. Whatever your goals and objectives, we can provide expert advice and assistance to meet your needs.
Our client was a large construction firm that was entering a lease in order to relocate their head office. The premises were in a newly constructed building and needed to be fitted out to suit our client’s needs.
We advised the client in relation to the lease, car parking licence and incentive deed, and assisted to negotiate these documents. On short notice, we then prepared a bespoke fitout agreement for the client to issue to prospective contractors so that the client’s fit-out would be completed on time and to standard, causing minimal disruption to our client’s business.
Our client is a subsidiary of a global chain of luxury retail stores located in shopping malls and large shopping centres. Our client was expanding their operations in Australia by entering into a lease for a retail shop in a newly renovated shopping centre, which included complex provisions relating to the rent and the fitout of the premises.
In this matter we advised on the disclosure statement and lease. We also assisted our client to negotiate amendments to the lease, which included an alternative arrangement to the usual rental provisions in retail leases and an amendment that allowed our client to licence the premises to third party licensee without going through extensive consent provisions, whilst maintaining their right to a fitout contribution.