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

The VSBC will be administering the Victorian Fair Payment Code, which comes into effect on 1 July 2017. Read more about the Code and find out how to become a signatory.

 

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Real-life examples

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

Addressing wholesale supply issues

The situation: The applicant is a business that provides a range of complete products to the building and home renovation sector. These products utilise components…

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…

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

Addressing the supply of problem equipment

The situation: A sporting services business operator has paid more than $100,000 for a ball management system. The system has not worked…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Negotiating a new lease 

The situation: A tenant runs a business with a substantial turnover on a very large land area. There has been no lease…

Retail Tenants and Landlords

Repairing the relationship between tenant and landlord

The situation: The tenant has leased premises to produce cakes and bakery products, and has done so for a number of years. The…

Small business

Resolving a trade breach

The situation: The applicant bought an importing business from the respondent’s company. The contract of sale provided that the respondent was not allowed to…

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…