Having the right Lease in place can make a big difference to the value and tenure of your business or property investment.

Our Commercial Lease Lawyers can provide assistance to negotiate or finalise a Lease or Agreement for Lease. Additionally, if you have a question about how a clause in an existing Retail or Commercial Lease applies, want to know if you can terminate a Lease or are in dispute under an existing Lease then we can help you.

Our Leasing Services

Our experienced Property Lawyers can assist with all aspects of commercial and retail leasing including:

  • Drafting and reviewing Commercial and Retail Leases;
  • Drafting and reviewing Retail Lease Disclosure Statements;
  • Negotiating and providing advice in relation to Lease terms and Agreements for Lease;
  • Advice in relation to Lease disputes, terminating Leases and compliance with the Retail Leases Act;
  • Assignments and Surrenders of Lease; and
  • Recovery of unpaid rent and building maintenance disputes.

We provide Commercial Lease and Retail Lease legal services to business owners and property investors in Newcastle, Sydney and the greater NSW region.

Call now to speak to one of our Commercial Lease Lawyers

1300 553 343

The right Lease adds value to both the property and the Tenant’s business.

Whether you are negotiating a Retail or Commercial Lease or need assistance with an existing Lease, our team include some of the most experienced Commercial Leasing Lawyers Newcastle has to offer – we can help you get it sorted.

How We Help

We assist both Landlords and Tenants of commercial offices, industrial properties, shopping centres and retail shops.

As Commercial and Retail Leases are agreements that bind parties for usually 3-5 years it is important for both the Tenant and the Landlord to ensure that the Lease they enter into is appropriate for their individual circumstances.

When disputes arise they need to be resolved or addressed swiftly to reduce losses to Landlords and/or protect business value for Tenants.


It is essential that your Tenant signs an effective and enforceable Lease before taking possession of your property.

Additionally, the Lease should include adequate securities or guarantees, limitation and exclusion of liability clauses, indemnities and dispute resolution provisions to protect your investment and make the Lease attractive to future purchasers of the property.

Whilst good Leases add property value, bad Tenants need to be dealt with swiftly, particularly if the Lease gives inadequate security.  This will typically involve termination, taking possession and finding a new Tenant.

We help Landlords with all matters relating to commercial leasing for properties in Newcastle, Sydney and across NSW.


You should obtain legal advice before signing a Lease or taking possession of leased premises as some Leases contain particularly onerous provisions that could have a significant negative impact on your business at a later stage.

It is important that your lease also include appropriate options to renew and rent review provisions to maximise goodwill attached to the site for you and any future purchase of your business.

Our Commercial Lawyers are experienced in helping business owners negotiate favourable lease conditions for sites in Newcastle, Sydney and greater NSW.

Call now to speak to one of our Commercial Lease Lawyers

1300 553 343

Business & Company
18/05/2020 by Amanda Crosbie

NSW Commercial Leasing Regulations for Covid-19

The Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW), which commenced on 24 April 2020, is the NSW government’s response to the National Government’s Mandatory Code. Click here to read our previous article on the Code. The Regulations are valid from 24 April 2020 until 24 October 2020 only and apply to Leases (an […]

Business & Company
8/04/2020 by Christa Chapman

Commercial Leasing ‘Code of Conduct’

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Government has announced the implementation of a mandatory code of conduct (“the Code”) regulating relations between commercial landlords and tenants whose business turnover may be affected by the current restrictions in place. This includes retail, office and industrial leases. The premise of the Code is to impose ‘good […]

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14/02/2018 by Rebecca Wosman

Do you Own or Lease Commercial or Retail Premises?

Get timely reminders of your rights and obligations under your Leases and the Retail Leases Act. What You Get We offer a complimentary service for Lessors and Lessees of commercial and retail premises providing timely reminders of: The annual review of rent, where applicable, Lessee’s rights in relation to the exercise of options to renew […]

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Success Stories

Long term shopping centre owners set to enjoy retirement.

One of Roberts Legal’s longest standing clients were the owners of a multi-suite shopping complex with commercial offices, that was a retail centre under the Retail Lease Act 1994 (NSW). Roberts Legal acted on behalf of the clients over a number of years negotiating and preparing, or providing advice in relation to, all retail and commercial Leases for the premises.

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Sam and his team have been extremely professional, efficient and courteous.

“We have used Sam Roberts now on a number of occasions for various legal matters – including some very complex issues. On all occasions Sam and his team have been extremely professional, efficient and courteous.”

Brentwood Skin

Roberts Legal were able to provide the best advice to minimise risk and ensure a smooth transaction.

“When it came time to sell we had a complicated transaction due to the nature of the tenancies and Roberts Legal were able to provide the best advice to minimise risk and ensure a smooth transaction.”

James Johnson, Licensed Real Estate Agent

Ned achieved the best possible outcome for us.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the result Roberts Legal achieved for our company! After a long battle over a very large sum of money, Ned achieved the best possible outcome for us. He was incredibly professional, while at the same time extremely patient and easy to talk to. We could not fault our experience with Roberts Legal and would recommend them without hesitation.”