Give your feedback on how the NSW Retail Leases Act operates.

The Act is a critical piece of legislation for retail tenants, landlords, investors in NSW and is designed to foster good leasing practices in the retail industry.

The NSW Small Business Commissioner has been asked to review whether the Act still meets its objectives and what changes may improve certainty and the regulatory environment for retail landlords and tenants.

What the review covers, and what it doesn't

The discussion paper gives more information that might help you to provide feedback. It sets out what the review may cover, and what it does not cover.

The review may look at a number of topics, including ways to:

  • cut red tape and compliance costs
  • make it easier to do business across state borders
  • clarify and simplify the Act so it's easier to know what you must do
  • make market information more available.

The review will not consider:

  • determinations of market rent and/or valuations
  • how regulations applied during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • how the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal operates
  • business and property insurance markets
  • how mediation services are delivered.

Tell us what you think

You, and all other interested people and organisations, can provide feedback by making a submission or completing a survey.

We may contact you to better understand your feedback. If you are willing to to do this, you can let us know in the survey.

Give your input by 9 December 2022. The review of the Act is expected to be completed in 6-9 months.

Upload a submission

Submissions are closed. Thank you for your feedback.

Retail Leases Act survey

This survey is closed. Thank you for your feedback.

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