Written by Leisha de Aboitiz and Joseph Consalvi on March 30, 2020
Tasmania has acted first in relation to introducing laws regarding rental and eviction relief in Australia as a result of Covid-19 impacts. The Covid-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Tas) 2020 (Covid-19 Emergency Act) is in force and valid from 27 March 2020.
From a commercial property perspective, the key points of the Tasmanian Covid-19 Emergency Act are:
Note that the “emergency period” during which specific protections appear to apply starts on (and from) the date of commencement of the Covid-19 Emergency Act, therefore arguably a termination notice issued prior to 27 March 2020 should remain valid.
The Tasmanian Government has also announced that Land Tax will be waived for commercial property for the 2020-21 financial year, where the business owner:
It’s unclear at the moment who might be captured by the definition of ‘business owner’ but we expect that it would target commercial tenants who are liable to pay land tax via outgoings under their lease.
We will update this article as further developments arise.
Sincere thanks to our wonderful clients and hard-working team for supporting our inclusion in the Legal 500 (Asia Pacific) Guide as a leading firm in Real Estate for 2023
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February 10, 2023
We are delighted that Massons has been selected as an “Excellence Awardee” in the category of “Boutique Firm of the Year” at the 2022 Australasian Law Awards.
Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who have supported our nomination in this category, and to our amazing lawyers and support staff for making this possible!
Wishing all the other Awardees the best of luck and looking forward to the Gala Dinner. A night out with our team is always cause for celebration – win, lose or draw!!
March 23, 2022
We are excited about our inclusion in Doyle’s Guide for 2022 for NSW in the following categories:
Massons – Leading Property & Real Estate Law Firms
Jodie Masson – Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers and Leading Leasing Lawyers
Leisha de Aboitiz – Leading Property & Real Estate Lawyers and Leading Leasing Lawyers
Ben Malone – Property & Real Estate Law Rising Stars
Thank you to all of our peers and wonderful clients who have helped to achieve this recognition.
March 14, 2022
February 28, 2022
We are excited to announce the appointment of Alex Ho as a Senior Associate at Massons. Alex started with us as a paralegal and has achieved this milestone in record time due to his hard work, his ability to develop and sustain fantastic relationships with clients, his engagement in constantly seeking to improve himself and others in equal measure, and his absolutely infectious enthusiasm. We couldn’t be prouder! Congratulations Alex!
January 5, 2022
December 8, 2021