Below are links and descriptions for retail tenancy forms and small business forms. Most of the forms can be downloaded and printed apart from the Retail Bond Form. Follow the links below to download forms.
NSW Retail Bond Scheme
A bond can only be lodged with an original approved form that has a unique barcode. To obtain an original form, email firstname.lastname@example.org and specify:
- the form you require (Retail Lease Bond Form)
- the quantity required
- your postal address.
IMPORTANT - Read the Additional information on filling out retail bond lodgement forms (PDF size: 322kb)
Claim for Refund of Retail Bond Money (PDF size: 322kb)
Change of Owner or Managing Agent (PDF size: 58kb)
Retail Tenant's Guide
A landlord should provide a copy of the Retail Tenant's Guide to a prospective tenant, along with the proposed lease, as soon as negotiations commence.
The landlord should have the proposed lease and Retail Tenant's Guide in their possession before they offer a lease, invite an offer for lease, or advertise the property for lease.
Retail Tenant's Guide (pdf size: 3.5MB)
The Lessor's disclosure statement is a brief summary of the lease and the Appendix is additional information for the tenant. The statement provides information to the tenant about the property and outgoings they agree to pay. For shops in shopping centres it gives details of the centre.
The Lessee’s disclosure statement is a statement from the tenant back to the landlord and is the place to note any statements made by the landlord or agent the tenant counts on when entering the lease. These documents must be given to the tenant at least seven days before the lease begins.
Lessor/Lessee's Disclosure Statement (PDF size: 281kb).
The Assignor's Disclosure Statement is a statement given by a tenant selling his business to another prospective tenant. This statement gives important information about the business to the buyer and to the landlord. By giving this statement to both the buyer and the landlord at least seven days before the assignment takes place, the original tenant can be released from the ongoing financial obligations of the lease.
Inspection of premises report
The Inspection of Premises Report is provided by the Retail Tenancy Unit for the convenience of the landlord and tenant. It is not required or prescribed by the Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW). You are free to change, add or remove categories to make this form suitable for the shop being leased.
Download the Inspection of Premises Report (Word format size: 968kb)
Section 16 certificate
A Section 16 certificate is provided by the Retail Tenancy Unit for your convenience and can be changed by your solicitor as required. This form is to be provided to the landlord by the tenant when agreeing to a shorter lease term. It must be signed by a tenant’s lawyer or licensed conveyancer, and given to the landlord before, or within the first six months of the lease.
Download the Section 16 Certificate (Word format size: 825kb)
Application for appointment of a quantity surveyor
The Application for appointment of a quantity surveyor tells you how to have a quantity surveyor appointed to determine the amount of compensation payable if a landlord requires the relocation of a shop.
Download the Application for Appointment of a Quantity Surveyor (Word format size: 834kb)
To lodge a dispute with the Registrar of Retail Tenancy Disputes, parties to a retail lease dispute are required to complete a form. Please choose the appropriate form below:
Retail tenancy lease or bond dispute
Please note: we no longer charge an application fee.
Application for mediation of a lease or bond dispute is to be used for any dispute about the retail lease or bond. This form requires the details of both parties and details of the complaint. It must be submitted with all relevant documentation.
Download the Application for Mediation of a Lease or Bond Dispute
Small business dispute
You should complete this application form when you, as a small business operator, have a dispute with another business, government agency or local council and are seeking assistance and/or mediation.
Both parties must agree to adhere to certain conditions before embarking on the mediation process. The Mediation Agreement (Word format: 633kb) sets out the conditions to which paries agree, explains the role of legal advisors and the dispute parties, and contains a confidentiality agreement that must be signed prior to the start of the mediation.