Commercial and Retail Leases in Victoria

Commercial and Retail leases are important documents.  A lease once signed sets out the terms of the landlord and tenant relationship for many years.  So, it is important to get it right.

Landlords and tenants have different priorities.


From a landlord’s perspective a good lease is one that imposes maximum obligations on the tenant for maintenance, repairs, make good and outgoings.


Whereas a tenant will always want to minimise these obligations.  It is important that a commercial or retail lease strikes a fair balance between these two opposing positions.

What we do

The commercial reality is a lease biased in favour of either that landlord or tenant will not be sustainable.

We advise both landlords and tenants which means we understand both sides of the as transaction.  Whether you need help with a:

Commercial Lease

Retail Tenancy Lease

Retail Tenancy Disclosure statement

Assignment or transfer of a lease


Variation of lease

The exercise of an option for a renewal of lease

Surrender of lease or

Negotiation a rent review or new lease

We are experienced commercial and retail leasing lawyers based in Melbourne and have the experience to get the best result for you.

We also can advise on the related leasing issues such as:

licence agreements;

portfolio management; and

land tax reduction for approved not for profit organisations

How much will it cost

Please complete the below form or email us a copy of the proposed lease to info@lordlaw.com.au and we will provide an obligation free quote.


Is your lease current. How long until it expires? Do you have any options for further terms? If you do not know the answers to these questions please send us a copy and we can advise on all areas of commercial and retails leasing.

Get in touch

Contact us today for an obligation free quote.

Find us here:

Level 10, 167-169 Queen Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000

(03) 9600 0162

(03) 9640 0946