Consumer Protection manages the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985, which regulates retail rents. The main focus of the law is on the need for transparency of information and fairness in the treaty. The Tenant Guide provides information to retail/commercial tenants who are covered by law to help them understand their rights and obligations. SAT listens to a number of applications as part of the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreements Act 1985. Some of these issues may go directly into its sat, while others require a certificate from the Commissioner of the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC). The SBDC reviews a requirement for a certificate and decides whether problems need to be reconciled before a certificate is issued. In addition to industry experts such as lawyers, experts, accountants and tenant lawyers, the government has put in place a framework to help retail and store tenants. The act has been amended in recent years and these amendments came into effect on January 1, 2013. Not all of these changes apply to leases made before that date. We have created a series of commercial leasing publications to answer common questions about the law specific to these pre-effects and retroactive leases.

In January 2013, the amendments to the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreement Act 1985 came into effect. The Act regulates a large proportion of commercial leases in Western Australia and sets the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords under existing tenancy agreements. If your commercial lease is within the scope of the law, it is important that you know where you are under the new laws. The following information is not a full statement of law or a substitute for notices. However, it is essential that all parties to the store rental, such as tenants, landowners and commercial property managers, be informed of these laws. What cases does this law apply to? The act focuses on retail; However, leases for certain non-retail uses, such as . B businesses in shopping malls and other specific companies, are also covered by the law. The law generally applies to leases for premises of no more than 1000 square metres and are used for the operation of a business and located in a retail shopping centre (a group of premises of which 5 or more are used for the sale of goods by the retail trade or a particular store); not in a retail mall, but for the sale of goods in the retail (or mainly used) retail sector; or for the execution of a “specified operation.” The regulations define classes as a “specified activity” as of January 1, 2013, which are: dry cleaning; The hairdresser Beauty treatments and treatments shoe repair (including key cutting and engraving); and the sale or rental of videotapes, DVDs, electronic games and other similar entertainment. The law provides that certain retail businesses with a laudable area of more than 1000 m2 are taxed as well as under the law.

As a general rule, the law does not apply to leases with publicly traded companies. What is the Commercial Tenancies Act? The purpose of the legislation is to regulate commercial tenancy with respect to retail rents; Provide for dispute resolution and decision-making on lease issues, access to other brokerage and dispute resolution procedures by reducing costs offered by the Small Business Commissioner and the State Administrative Court; and to prohibit unacceptable, misleading and misleading behaviour with respect to retail leasing.