If you are a commercial tenant you probably already know that retail shop tenants have a higher level of protection than do other commercial tenants. A retail shop landlord is restrained from doing certain things.
You may be a retail shop tenant even if you do not operate a retail shop. It is essential that you are able to determine if you are entitled to the benefits of the act. A link to the Retail Shop Leases Act is set out here.
Landlords are not permitted to pass on the cost of preparing a lease to their retail shop tenant.
There are rules about the maximum proportion of outgoings that a landlord can ask a retail shop tenant to pay.
The landlord is restricted in the way that increases in rental can be imposed.
There are other benefits also.