in association with

Cheryl Hill

Commercial & Property Paralegal

Cheryl Hill

A 'true' local, Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm. One of our longest serving team members, Cheryl has worked at SPM Law for more than 25 years. Beginning in the Conveyancing department before becoming part of the property department first assisting former partner Ian Miller and now Michael Sobey, Cheryl is highly respected by both clients and the team. Proving her integral place at SPM Law, Cheryl has recently stepped into the world of leasing where her expertise and many years of experience will continue to  assist our commercial clients. In her spare time, Cheryl can be found enjoying long walks along the river with her husband Peter, exploring the beautiful local sites with friends or planning her next travel adventure.

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COVID -19 Lease Legislation Summary

RETAIL SHOP LEASES AND OTHER COMMERCIAL LEASES (COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE) REGULATION 2020 (QLD)2020 - SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION Initial Comments On 28 May 2020, the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Qld) (“the Regulation”) was introduced into Queensland law. Taking a few weeks longer than anticipated, the Regulation went beyond what was expected, or at least what was noted by the Mandatory Code of Conduct. The Regulation has a very tenant favoured basis, and grants some significant powers, even going as far to provide avenues for landlords and tenants to be ordered to pay compensation by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“QCAT”) if their conduct during the COVID-19 pandemic in negotiating rent is deemed unconscionable or is not in good faith.

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