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What maintenance works are the tenant responsible for under the lease?

As a reputable Commercial Real Estate agency serving the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Northern NSW, and Queensland regions, Alma Property understands the importance of clarifying maintenance responsibilities under commercial leases. In general, tenants are typically responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the leased premises, ensuring that the property remains in good condition throughout the duration of their tenancy.


Here are some common maintenance works that tenants are typically responsible for:


  1. Utilities: This includes electricity, telephone, water, and waste services. Tenants are usually responsible for paying for these services and ensuring they are used responsibly.

  2. Rubbish Removal: Tenants are responsible for the proper disposal of rubbish generated from their business operations. This may involve arranging for regular rubbish collection services or dumpsters as needed.

  3. Cleaning of Grease Trap: For tenants in the Food and Beverage industry, maintaining the grease trap is crucial for compliance with health and safety regulations. Tenants are responsible for regularly cleaning and maintaining the grease trap to prevent blockages and ensure proper functioning.

  4. Service of Air Conditioning: Tenants are typically responsible for the regular servicing and maintenance of any air conditioning units within their leased premises. This helps to ensure the comfort of employees and customers and prolong the lifespan of the equipment.


It's important for tenants to carefully review their lease agreement to understand their specific maintenance obligations. Alma Property advises tenants in various industries, including Retail, Medical, and Office spaces, to consult with their property manager or legal advisor if they have any questions or concerns regarding maintenance responsibilities. Clear communication and adherence to the terms of the lease agreement can help foster a positive landlord-tenant relationship and ensure the smooth operation of commercial properties throughout the region.

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