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Complying with Multiple Development Consents on the Same Site

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Leda Manorstead Pty Ltd (“Leda”) is the developer of the Cobaki Estate, a major residential development in northeast New South Wales. In December 2010, concept approval was given for the Cobaki Estate project which involves 5500 residential dwellings, a town centre and complementary areas including open spaces and wildlife corridors.

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The Importance of Ensuring Lease Documents are Clear as to When they Bind

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The recent NSW Supreme Court case of Realm Resources Ltd v Aurora Place Investments Pty Ltd (2019) dealt with a dispute that arose as to whether a binding sublease of five years had been entered into in respect of part of Level 16 of the Aurora Place building in Sydney's Philip Street.

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Understanding Your Market Rent Review Clause

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The NSW Court of Appeal has recently considered the effect of a market rent review clause in Strike Australia Pty Ltd v Data Base Corporate Pty Ltd (2019).

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Insights on Gaining an Extension to Judicial Review Time Limitations: Balnaves Foundation Pty Ltd v Minister for Planning (2018)

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Judicial review is a review by a court which tests the legality of a decision. If someone wishes to seek judicial review of a decision, it is important to comply with any time limits.

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Retail Tenants Be Aware: Understanding Demolition Clauses in Retail Leases

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Background

A demolition clause is a clause in a retail lease that provides that the lease can be terminated early by the landlord if it decides to demolish, or substantially renovate, a property. As long as the landlord complies with the requirements of section 35 of the Retail Lease Act 1994 (NSW) they are entitled to terminate the lease and only pay a limited amount in respect of the tenant's fit-out costs but not, for example, the costs of moving, loss of profits, or any subsequent increase in rent.

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