Entering a commercial Lease is a big decision and you should be prepared for your responsibilities under the Lease. Whether you are a landlord (Lessor) or a Tenant (Lessee), our Commercial Property solicitors can assist in drafting a commercial lease on your behalf or advising you on the content of a Lease you propose to enter into you.
If you are a prospective tenant, the terms of the lease need to benefit you and your business. Your premises should be a reflection of your business and an asset of your business, not a hinderance. Think in advance about what type of premises you need to improve your business, is it a shop front on the main street, or a warehouse type of premise; do you need passing trade or is the majority of your business conducted online? If you need a shop front, what image are you trying to portray? Once you have asked yourself these important questions, you are in a position to look for premises and to negotiate your lease. Once you are ready to negotiate your lease our Commercial Property lawyers can assist. We know what common obligations landlords and tenants are prepared to accept and can advise you of the standard positions
If you are a landlord, you want to be sure that the person to whom you lease your premises will pay rent on time, will take care of the premises, will protect the reputation of the premises and not upset the neighbours. In choosing the right tenant our Commercial Property lawyers can assist you in asking the right questions. We know the standard disclosures and references sought by other landlords before accepting tenants and signing a commercial lease. We know the standard positions offered by other landlords and can advise you on what terms and conditions are considered to be reasonable in negotiation.