Category: Property


We congratulate our client, Alfasi Property Group, on the announcement of their new hotel development at 2-10 River Street, South Yarra.

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Rigby Cooke is proud to have represented Ousia Investments in signing a management agreement with Marriott Hotels to bring its first Courtyard by Marriott to Melbourne.

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On 2 April 2018 significant changes to the Real Estate Industry Award 2010 (Real Estate Award) made by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) came into effect.

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New laws have been passed affecting the GST obligations of property developers. These laws take effect from 1 July 2018, but may affect contracts entered into prior to this date.

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St Kilda’s Royce Hotel has changed hands, with Melbourne pub owner Mazen Tabet and the Tabet Investment Group purchasing the freehold and business for a $55 million purchase price.

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The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Act) is currently undergoing a significant review as part of the Victorian Government's extensive Fairer Safer Housing initiative. The proposed amendments contained within the review will have an impact on both caravan and residential park residents and operators. 

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The timely commencement of works under a planning permit is critical.

If doubt arises about whether works have commenced – and whether your permit has expired – this can lead to significant cost and delay and can potentially jeopardise the viability of a project.

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Victoria’s alfresco food venues and neighbouring businesses should be on high alert for patrons flouting new outdoor dining smoking bans or face hefty penalties.

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