Guidelines to the Retail Leases Act

Amongst other functions under the Retail Leases Act 2003, the Small Business Commissioner has the function of preparing and publishing guidelines about retail leases (section 84(1)(f)).  The Guidelines are made with the aim of assisting the general understanding of the Retail Leases Act 2003

The VSBC has guidelines on the changes made by the Retail Leases (Amendment) Act 2005 - "What changes are made by the Retail Leases (Amendment) Act 2005?" - these can be downloaded below.   

altvsbc_retail_leases_amendment_act_2005_guidelines.pdf

The VSBC has also published guidelines about current market rent and the appointment of a specialist retail valuer. The guidelines can be downloaded below.

vsbc_srv_guidelines_2_May_2013.pdf

The guidelines 'What are Retail Premises?' are currently being updated.

If you have queries about any aspects of the Retail Leases Act 2003, contact the VSBC on 13 VSBC (13 8722).