Commercial & Retail Leasing


We regard ourselves as experts in the commercial leasing space.

We provide landlords and tenants across the full range of leasing issues from drafting leases and associated documents through to conclusion of the leases.


Are you considering leasing a commercial property in Melbourne? Are you concerned about your obligations under your lease? Is your lease fair? It is vital that you have a commercial leasing lawyer review the lease before you sign it.

If your business is one which requires the premises for day to day operations, our commercial leasing advice can be crucial to the success of your business.

PCL Lawyers is very experienced in advising about a range of commercial leasing issues – including retail leases, factory leases, warehouse leases and expert areas such as service stations.

Our legal approach is to explain all the terms and conditions of the lease and all relevant issues associated with the lease to you in plain english to ensure that you fully understand your rights and obligations before you enter into any agreement.

We can provide end to end advice to both landlords and tenants including:

  • New Leases
  • Permitted use of the premises
  • Commencement/termination date
  • Requirements of security bond or guarantee
  • Assignment (Transfer) of Lease
  • Rights and obligations of the tenant and the landlord
  • Sublease
  • Hours of trading
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Offer To Lease
  • Breach of Lease
  • Rent Review
  • Termination of Lease
  • Lock Outs
  • Whose responsibility for repairs and maintenance of the premises and the equipment

What you Need to Know as a Tenant

If the lease is a retail lease, it must be registered with the Small Business commissioner provided that the term of a lease is more than 3 years, including any renewal period

The tenant must make his own enquiries in relation to permission from Council or other government authority with respect to the permitted use of the premises

The landlord’s conduct must not be unconscionable or misleading or deceptive notwithstanding that the terms and conditions of a lease always has a clause to the effect that the tenant should make his own enquiries and should not rely on any representations made by either the landlord or the landlord’s agent with respect to the premises.

Call us now on 1300 907 335 or fill out the contact form on this page. You can also visit our dedicated leasing pages: