Retail Leases Update
Landlord’s Failure to Repair Air Conditioning allows Tenant to Terminate Lease
We thought you may be interested to know of a recent VCAT hearing which is of relevance to all landlords of commercial property.
As commercial property managers, issues with air conditioning would probably be one of the most frequent repairs/ maintenance requests we receive from our tenants. This is not something to be taken lightly. In October 2018, VCAT determined that, despite repeated requests from the tenant, the landlord’s ultimate failure to fix the air-conditioning, allowed the tenant to terminate the Lease.