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COMMERCIAL TENANCY (RETAIL SHOPS) AGREEMENTS ACT 1985


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I -- Preliminary  

   1.      Short title
            
   2.      Commencement
            
   3.      Terms used
            
   4.      Application of Act
            
   5.      Crown bound

   PART II -- Retail shop leases  

   6.      Disclosure statement, tenant’s rights if not given by landlord etc.
            
   6A.     Tenant guide, tenant’s rights if not in lease etc.
            
   7.      Rent based on turnover, provision for in lease is void in some cases
            
   8.      Turnover figures of tenant, provision in lease requiring is void in some cases
            
   9.      Key-money or goodwill, provision for in lease is void in some cases
            
   10.     Tenant’s right to assign lease, landlord’s consent to assignment or sub-lease etc.
            
   11.     Rent review, provisions for in lease and conduct of etc.
            
   11A.    Information given under s. 11, restrictions on disclosing
            
   12.     Landlord’s operating expenses etc., effect of provisions in lease for payment by tenant of
            
   12A.    Sinking fund for repairs etc., effect of lease requiring payment by tenant into etc.
            
   12B.    Fund for marketing etc. retail shopping centre, effect of lease requiring payment by tenant into etc.
            
   12C.    Opening hours, provision in lease for is void etc.
            
   12D.    Tenants’ association etc., provision in lease preventing tenant from forming etc. is void etc.
            
   13.     Tenant entitled to at least 5 year term in some cases etc.
            
   13A.    Head lease modified if inconsistent with lease affected by s. 13(1)
            
   13B.    Lease without option to renew etc., parties’ rights under
            
   13C.    Lease with option to renew, when option ceases to be exercisable etc.
            
   14.     Retail shopping centre shop, lease for deemed to provide for compensation to tenant in some cases
            
   14A.    Relocation of tenant’s business, provision in lease for is void in some cases
            
   14B.    Landlord’s legal costs of lease etc. not claimable from tenant
            
   14C.    Refit etc. of shop, provision in lease requiring tenant to do is void in some cases
            
   15.     Provision in lease excluding Act etc. is void etc.

   PART IIA -- Unconscionable conduct and misleading or deceptive conduct

           Division 1 -- Unconscionable conduct  

   15A.    Terms used
            
   15B.    Application of Division
            
   15C.    Landlord not to engage in unconscionable conduct
            
   15D.    Tenant not to engage in unconscionable conduct
            
   15E.    Conduct that is not unconscionable for s. 15C and 15D
            
   15F.    SAT’s powers as to unconscionable conduct

           Division 2 -- Misleading or deceptive conduct  

   16A.    Term used: misleading or deceptive conduct
            
   16B.    Application of Division
            
   16C.    Parties to lease not to engage in misleading etc. conduct
            
   16D.    SAT’s powers as to misleading etc. conduct

           Division 3 -- Reference of questions to State Administrative Tribunal  

   16.     Party to lease may refer question to SAT

   PART III -- Powers and procedure for dealing with matters  

   24.     Term used: matter
            
   25A.    Resolution of matter using Small Business Development Corporation Act 1983 s. 15C or 15E, request for
            
   25B.    Confidential information may be disclosed to Commissioner
            
   25C.    Commissioner to issue certificate if matter not resolved etc.
            
   25D.    Application to SAT restricted in certain circumstances
            
   25E.    Commissioner may intervene in SAT proceeding
            
   25.     State Administrative Tribunal Act 2004, relationship of this Part to
            
   26.     SAT’s powers to make orders
            
   27.     Both court and SAT having jurisdiction, procedure etc. in case of

   PART IV -- Miscellaneous  

   28.     Protection from liability for some persons
            
   29.     Transitional provisions (Sch. 1)
            
   30A.    Small Business Commissioner, functions of
            
   30.     Regulations
            
   31.      Review of Act
           SCHEDULE 1 -- Transitional provisions
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