WEBINAR ON DEMAND: Commercial rent relief disputes - Finding a path to resolution

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced so many unprecedented complexities for businesses throughout Queensland. An immediate challenge facing landlords and tenants is how to reconcile their commercial and retail lease obligations. Many business operations have been significantly interrupted and are now seeking to navigate the challenging economic conditions ahead.

Following the release of the National Cabinet’s Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies in April, the Queensland Government released the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 on 28 May 2020 aimed to assist small businesses recover and rebuild. On the same day the regulation was passed, the Queensland Small Business Commissioner was activated to provide small businesses with information, advocacy, and informal dispute resolution and mediation services for small business leases.

In this webinar, we will be joined by the commissioner Maree Adshead and experienced commercial Tenant Representative Richard Pigott to discuss the full extent of lessor and lessees' obligations under the regulation, how to negotiate rent relief, what to expect if you have a dispute that goes through mediation and the support that can be accessed through the Office of the Queensland Small Business Commissioner.

Webinar Presenters

Maree Adshead
Queensland Small Business Commissioner

Maree is an experienced advocate and small business owner having spent 10 years in the legal profession, and as partner of a tier one national law firm. She co-founded and built her own successful software start-up businesses which received multiple awards for excellence in innovation, and has also been instrumental in helping others to build theirs.

Richard Pigott
Principal, SQ.M Consulting

With more than 25 years of experience working in Brisbane and Sydney, Richard has a broad range of property experience across tenant representation (including lease negotiations and lately Covid-19 rent relief disputes), valuations, consulting, property and funds (asset) management.

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