We acted for the landlord of Victorian premises. The tenant was in breach of its obligations to repair, decorate and comply with statute, and had undertaken a number of alterations without consent.
Working with the landlord’s solicitor, a repairs notice was served, accompanied by our schedule of repairs, giving the tenant the opportunity to undertake the works themselves. The lease contained a landlords “self-help” clause, allowing the landlord to step in and undertake the works. The matter was resolved amicably.
We acted for the building owner on a large inner city commercial development. The works involved the excavation within the prescribed distances set out in the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, and to levels below the adjoining owners foundations. Following the service of notices, we administered a number of party wall awards. In addition we put in place scaffold and tower crane oversail licences to enable the contractor to undertake the works.