Pharmacy takes on landlord in epic rent battle

A tribunal has found major flaws in valuation process

A Queensland pharmacy has scored a second legal victory in an epic battle over a rent increase.


The problem started in 2010 when the 10-year lease for the pharmacy, then trading as Chemmart Annandale, came up for renewal.

Under the terms of the lease, a specialist valuer was appointed to determine the market rent. This was deemed to be $825 per square metre.

This resulted in the landlord increasing the rent.

The pharmacy, which is now branded Terry White Chemmart, challenged the new rent in the Queensland Civil and