On 23 April 2020, the Commercial Tenancy (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 (WA) (Act) became law, as a response to many commercial tenants experiencing a sudden and sharp decrease in income due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Act imposes a number of obligations on the parties to commercial leases which are important, including the non-payment of rent, a pause on rent increases and a new dispute resolution process.
If you are a party to a commercial lease, it is important to understand how the Act may affect you. Our Commercial Team at Avon Legal has prepared this summary of the Act, for your information.
Should you require any assistance as to how the Act may impact your situation, please do not hesitate to contact our Commercial Law Team on (08) 9274 1977 to arrange an appointment.