Mediation & Dispute Resolution
To give effect to the Federal Government's "National Mandatory Code Of Conduct- SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19"
the NSW Government passed legislation
"Retail & Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020".
The legislation requires in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, that lessors and lessees renegotiate the rent and other conditions of the lease in good faith, and allow for revised leasing arrangements such as rental reductions, waivers and deferrals. Further, it states:
"where landlords and tenants cannot reach agreement on leasing matters (as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic), the matter should be referred and subjected (by either party) to applicable state or territory retail/commercial leasing dispute resolution processes for binding mediation"
Mediation is an informal and cost effective option which allows tenants and landlords to sit together with the assistance of a mediator and discuss the disputed issues, develop options and endeavour to reach an agreement.
Our Mediation service offering includes:
Pre-mediation briefing including face to face meetings prior to proceedings if required
Nationally accredited (NMAS) mediator to assist you to resolve your dispute
Proceedings with flexible timings to ensure all disputes are resolved in a timely manner and not dragged out.
Drafting of Mediated Agreements which once signed constitute a legal document.