Can a stranger occupy your property without your consent?

By Frank Di Iorio

As a Landlord you might think that only your Tenant or a person you consent to occupying your premises can do so. Not so according to the recent VCAT decision of Swan v. Uecker. In that case the Landlord leased her apartment to Barbara Uecker and Michael Greaves for a period of 12 months. After…

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Evictions under Commercial Leases

By Frank Di Iorio

It is rare that a Tenant observes all its obligations under a Lease as and when required by the Lease. Often a Landlord wants to evict the Tenant. A Landlord evicting a Tenant under a Lease must do so lawfully. Failure to do so means the Landlord and/or its agents may be liable for:- •Conversion •…

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Student Accommodation: Residential or Retail Lease?

By Frank Di Iorio

The rights and obligations of a Landlord and Tenant depend upon what a property is used for. Owners of properties for lease usually consider their property is either residential or commercial. A recent ruling by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) has decided that premises used…

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