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The VSBC supports small business and resolves disputes to create a fairer and more competitive environment.

The VSBC will be supporting the Australian Supplier Payment Code, which comes into effect on 1 July 2017. Read more about the Code.

 

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Real-life examples

Small business

Fixing a problem with the supply of farm equipment 

The situation: A farmer had purchased a new tractor, but discovered after delivery that poor assembly had led to a number of…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Questioning the permitted use of a premises

The situation: The tenant claims that his lease allows for the sale of nuts in his retail food business, based on assurances…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Thinking outside the square when negotiating rent

Read how a tenant running an accounting firm and her landlord avoided a stalemate and agreed on a new rent. A tenant…

Farmers and farm creditors

Sorting out a farm machinery debt

The situation: A farmer has been in arrears with a small lender regarding a loan for a tractor. The parties had tried…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Refusing to consent to an assignment of a lease

The situation: The current tenant, a private company, sells its business on the condition that the lease is transferred to the purchaser…

Small business

Missing out on a tender process

The situation: The applicant had a cleaning contract with the respondent to clean a number of suburban buildings. After a number of years,…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Fixing a problem with the air conditioning 

The situation: The tenants run a business involving the operation of expensive equipment that they said was being affected by the lack…

Farmers and farm creditors

Mediating a farm debt

The situation: A family farm had got into substantial debt with their lender. Following the procedures outlined in the Farm Debt Mediation…

Small business

Mediating a shareholder dispute

The situation: There was a major falling out between one of the shareholders of a private company (the shareholder) and the other…