COVID-19 Restriction Eases in NSW

COVID-19 Restriction Eases in NSW

If you’ve yet to hear, we are happy to provide you the latest restriction easing guidelines in NSW: Announced this afternoon by the NSW Government, the public health order for people to work from home where “reasonably practical” will be removed on December 14. Other restriction easing from December 1 Hospitality venues (up to 200sqm) […]

Risk Management in a COVID-19 Commercial Property World

Risk Management in a COVID-19 Commercial Property World

What does the new normal appear like in the world of commercial property, and specifically, in the workplace? CR Commercial Property Group (CRCPG) will consider five business and five practical points that property Owners, Landlords and Tenants in the workplace ought to be thinking about in preparation for the return to ‘normal’. High Risk Business […]

The Post COVID-19 Workplace

The Post COVID-19 Workplace (Coworking)

Why Do We Need to Return to the Office? Based on current new data, working from home and collaborating over zoom has its limitations. Whilst some studies produced some interesting results, we suggest these results be further tested as social interaction in the workplace is critical. There are a number of announcements stating that “everyone” […]

Is this the Demise of the Hot Desk & Activity-Based Workstations (ABW)?

Is this the Demise of the Hot Desk & Activity-Based Workstations (ABW)?

Having enjoyed two decades of burgeoning popularity with employers, it seems the dreaded hot desk and/or ABW’s will become one of the workplace casualties of COVID-19. Large runs of workstations are unlikely to experience the popularity it once had. Despite eight weeks of learning germ control practice, no amount of sanitisation is likely to make […]

Fear vs. Solutions

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As we are all aware, both our personal and business lives are changing at a rate of knots. Some businesses are seeing opportunities, but the vast majority are being adversely affected. We will all need to adapt to the norm, to ensure we find our footing quickly. Accordingly, before the scourge is over every business, […]

Tax Savings on your Fitout, Refurbishments & Make Good

Tax Savings on your Fitout, Refurbishments & Make Good

Does your business have a turnover of less than $50 million? Are you looking to improve your office fitout, make refurbishment changes or tackle your make good? The government has you covered! Changes to our government’s 2020 Stimulus package sees an increase to the instant asset write off of up to $150,000. This increase is only valid until the 30th […]

Mandatory Code to Guide Commercial Tenants on Rent Relief

Mandatory Code to Guide Commercial Tenants on Rent Relief

Covid-19 : Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth & Regional Australia Summary of Key Points:  The code applies to all tenancies that are suffering financial stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as defined by their eligibility for the Commonwealth Government’s Job Keeper program, with an annual turnover of up to $50 million. Landlords […]

What impact will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have on your upcoming fitouts?

What impact will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) have on your upcoming fitouts?

At risk of sounding facetious, it’s evident that even the Oceanic property market is in need of Coronavirus immunity. Australian companies large and small are finding just how susceptible they are to the vagaries of what happens in China. With supply lines suddenly cut short, stocks of finished goods and parts are rapidly dwindling, the […]

Beware of the Heads of Agreement, Offer to Lease, and the Agreement to Lease

Beware of the Heads of Agreement, Offer to Lease, and the Agreement to Lease

Legal-ese is notoriously challenging. One small slip of wording can entirely turn the outcome of a case, and property Leases are no exception. A couple of recent cases have highlighted the perils of the conditional clause – the phrase that concedes something is binding once, and only once, then something else happens. One of these […]

A Pig of a Problem

A Pig of a Problem

Globally, we consume more than 100 million tons of pork per year. The Chinese, slightly less than 20 percent of the world’s population, consume more than half of it. Trotters to the fore: when the Chinese pork market gets the jitters, so does the global economy. This year, thanks to an outbreak of African swine […]