Leasing Dispute Lawyers in Queensland

“Leasing disputes frequently arise between tenants (lessees) and landlords (lessors) regarding leases for retail shops, offices and commercial property. These disputes can significantly impact the trading and business operations of the involved parties. While some disputes can be resolved amicably, others require more formal dispute resolution methods. Seeking legal counsel from an experienced law firm like AKS Law ensures a fair and efficient resolution.”

Aaron Stewart

Principal Solicitor & Legal Practice Director

Expert Resolution for Leasing Disputes

At AKS Law, we understand that leasing disputes can disrupt business operations and cause financial strain.

These conflicts often involve complex legal and financial issues that require experienced legal guidance.

Led by Aaron Stewart, our Principal Solicitor and Legal Practice Director, our team is dedicated to providing strategic and effective legal solutions across Queensland.

Who We Are

AKS Law specialises in resolving leasing disputes with a thorough understanding of relevant legislation, case law, and best practices.

Aaron is an expert leasing dispute lawyer and is committed to ethical standards, transparency, and providing practical and commercially viable advice. Whether you are dealing with retail lease disputes, commercial lease disputes, or residential leases, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Why Choose AKS Law for Your Leasing Dispute Resolution?

What Types of Property Disputes Do We Handle?

Retail Leasing Disputes

Conflicts over retail leases can involve rent disputes, maintenance issues, breaches of lease terms, and more. We help navigate these disputes to protect your business interests.

Commercial Leasing Disputes

Disagreements regarding commercial leases may involve issues such as rent reviews, property maintenance, lease renewals, and termination rights. Our team can assist in resolving these matters effectively.

Residential Leasing Disputes

Disputes over residential leases can arise from issues like unpaid rent, property damage, or breaches of lease agreements. We provide comprehensive legal support to resolve these issues.

No matter the nature of your leasing dispute, AKS Law is equipped to assist you in achieving a resolution that protects your interests and promotes your business’s success.

Resolve Your Leasing Disputes with AKS Law

If you are facing a leasing dispute, whether it involves retail, commercial disputes, or residential leases, we are here to help. Protect your interests and aim for a satisfactory outcome by working with a skilled lawyer at AKS Law.

Learn More About Leasing Disputes

Leasing Disputes FAQs

First, gather and document all relevant evidence, such as lease agreements and communications. Communicate your concerns with the other party if possible. If the issue is not resolved, seek legal advice to understand your rights and options.

The limitation period varies depending on the specific nature of the dispute. Consulting with legal professionals early on is advisable to avoid missing critical deadlines.

An experienced lawyer provides invaluable guidance, interprets complex legal issues, and advocates for your rights. They can navigate the intricacies of the legal system to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. 

Experienced lawyers are also equipped to deal with disputes for both small and large businesses alike. They are well-versed in the ins and outs of the Victorian Small Business Commission.  

A lawyer provides essential support in commercial leasing disputes by offering expert legal advice and representation and facilitating resolution through mediation. They help clients understand their rights and obligations under the lease agreement and relevant laws, ensure clear and constructive communication between parties, and represent their clients’ interests during mediation. Lawyers draft legally binding settlement agreements, advise on alternative dispute resolution options, and ensure legal compliance throughout the process, ultimately protecting their clients’ interests. 

The most common leasing disputes include disagreements over rent increases, lease renewals and extensions, maintenance and repairs, assignment of lease, and outgoings and operating expenses. Rent increase disputes often arise over timing and amount, while conflicts over lease renewals occur when landlords refuse or impose new terms. Maintenance and repair responsibilities can lead to disputes, with landlords generally responsible for structural repairs. Issues can also arise when tenants wish to assign their lease, and the landlord withholds consent, and disagreements over the payment and calculation of operating expenses are frequent. 

A lawyer can help landlords resolve leasing tenancy disputes with commercial tenants in Queensland, such as those involving offices and retail premises, by providing expert legal advice, representation, and support throughout the dispute resolution process. They assist in reviewing and interpreting lease agreements to clarify the rights and obligations of both parties and ensure that the landlord’s position is legally sound.  

Lawyers facilitate effective communication and negotiation with tenants to reach amicable solutions, and they represent landlords in mediation sessions, helping to resolve conflicts efficiently and cost-effectively. If necessary, lawyers can escalate the matter to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) or court, preparing and presenting the case to seek a favourable outcome.  

Additionally, they draft and review settlement agreements to ensure they are legally binding and protect the landlord’s interests. By navigating the complexities of commercial leasing laws, such as those under the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, lawyers help landlords manage disputes effectively and maintain positive relationships with retail tenants in leased premises. 

For honest advice on your legal rights, request a free consultation.