Property and Leasing Disputes

We have experience in a multiple range of property disputes, particularly leasing cases.

These disputes often relate to the interpretation of and non-performance of contracts of sale and commercial and retail leases, non-payment of rent and outgoings and claims for repairs and maintenance.

Our property experience includes claims for specific performance of sale contracts, removal of caveats, the validity of default/rescission notices and obtaining orders from VCAT and the Supreme Court compelling the sale of land between co-owners.

Our leasing experience includes advising, acting and appearing before the Victorian Small Business Commissioner on behalf of landlords and tenants and appearing in the retail tenancies list at VCAT.

This has also involved issuing urgent applications for injunctive relief to restrain the re-entry of retail premises (including obtaining relief against forfeiture) and providing advice in relation to rent reviews and the validity of re-entry notices.

More recently, we issued an injunction for a corporate tenant of a retail store. We obtained urgent orders from VCAT (on less than 24 hours’ notice) restraining the landlord from re-entering the premises and interfering with the tenant’s quiet enjoyment.

During the proceeding, it became apparent that the landlord had wrongfully re-entered the premises after issuing an invalid notice of breach of lease, claiming rental arrears. In fact, the landlord had increased the rent in breach of the rent review provisions in the lease and the tenant had actually overpaid the rent when the landlord’s re-entry was made.

VCAT declared the landlord’s notice of breach of lease and re-entry of the premises were both wrongful and unlawful. The rent for the remainder of the current term was reduced accordingly.

  • The team at Kubed Legal were fantastic to deal with from start to finish. I investigated different law firms for a matter at my work involving complex debt recovery cases. Justine (Law Graduate) and Steph (Lawyer) were both friendly and professional, taking the time to listen to my needs and advise the best way to proceed. Their handover to Georgie (Director) was simple & smooth – I didn’t need to repeat the details over and over again as I did with other firms. Georgie had a refreshing attitude and was very knowledgable. She raised several considerations that others had missed entirely which greatly helped with the end result. I was thoroughly impressed with the experience and will be sure to utilise their services again in future. Highly recommend.

    James Waters, Owners Corporation Manager

  • Georgie was fantastic helping us to understand all of the ins & outs of our franchise agreement. Made the complex jargon easy to understand.

    Alastair Thomson

  • Georgie was a great help to enable us to work through a real estate business transition, going through a time of family succession hand over. She was able to seamlessly conduct the exchange of a large rent-roll while we were able to continue on with the day-to-day operations of running a business. Her knowledge of franchise operations and their nuances helped us to stay one step ahead at all times.

    Alastair & Sarah Thomson, Directors, LJ Hooker Drysdale

  • Working with Georgie Jensz and the team at Kubed Legal for the past 5 years as an emerging Franchisor has been an absolute pleasure. Together we have launched 40 successful franchise units. The on-call advice, friendly nature and professionalism is second to none and it has truly been an amazing experience. Our franchise owners have had nothing but kind words for the team at Kubed, who constantly go above and beyond on a daily basis to get the job done, who do it the right way and keep all parties as happy as physically possible. Happy franchisees mean a happy network and Kubed have really helped assist keeping the strong bond of Franchisee and Franchisor together. I would highly recommend this boutique law firm to any Franchisors who are at startup, infancy stage and all the way through to an emerging franchise network and beyond.

    Aaron Smith, Founder and CEO, KX Pilates

  • I have used Kubed Legal for many years and love the personal touch they bring to their clients.

    Rob Morgan, General Manager Business Development | Executive Management Team – Melbourne Pathology Pty Ltd

  • A great law firm to deal with! They were prompt in returning my calls and easy to deal with!

    Michael Robson, Robson Advisory

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    Paul Bradbury, Managing Director – Hahndorf’s Fine Chocolates

  • I have been working with Georgie and the team at Kubed Legal for a very long time. Best in the Business. Highly Recommend to everyone!!!

    Marcin Stepien, Managing Director, Espresso Lane Coffee

  • l was recommended to use Georgie and her team at Kubed legal to resolve a business partnership and it was by far the best recommendation I’ve had to date. Georgie was professional throughout and her hunger to achieve the best outcome was commendable.

    Daniel Webber, Real Estate Agent