Changes to excluded retail premises

  • Author : Robert Hay QC - 23-04-2013

The Retail Leases Act 2003 excludes from the definition of “retail premises” premises in respect of which the “occupancy costs” under the lease is more than the amount prescribed by the regulations. See: s.4(2)(a).

Before 22 April 2013 the amount prescribed by the regulations was $1,000,000 per annum. From 22 April 2013 the amount prescribed is $1,000,000 per annum “exclusive of GST”. See: regulation 6 in the Retail Leases Regulations 2013.

The effect of the change will be to bring more premises within the definition of “retail premises”.

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