We understand that entering into a commercial lease, office lease or retail lease is an important step for your business. The lease documents are legally binding and you need to be sure you understand what you are getting into. We can help by giving you advice in plain English that you can understand.
There so many issues to think about when you are about to sign a lease including:
Your OzPropertyLaw lease solicitor will help you navigate these issues in the lease. Your lease lawyer will carry out searches on the property to be sure that the landlord owns the property can offer you the lease. Through that process you will become aware of any restrictions on what kind of business can be carried out from the property as this could impact on what you can do with your business.
First, we will discuss with you the business you wish to run from the property. After your lease lawyer has a full understanding of what you want to achieve, s/he will then review the documents and then let you have lease advice. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the lease advice and then we will prepare to get together the items necessary for signing the lease and then exchanging signed leases with the landlord’s solicitors.
There is legislation designed to protect people renting certain commercial real estate in each state and territory in Australia. If that is applicable to your situation, your lease lawyer will explain that legislation to you and how it may impact on your business and your use of the property. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the legislation and the advice.
Our fixed fees for commercial lease advice will be established at the start of the work on the lease. In order to set the fixed fee we will need to see a copy of the proposed lease or the offer you have received from the commercial agent. We can then discuss the state of negotiations with you and then let you have our fixed fee agreement. Together we will negotiate a lease to suit your business.
We found OzPropertyLaw on-line services excellent. They provided us with a very professional service in dealing with all aspects of sale of our property, which is always a buzy and stressful time. Everything was delivered with the highest of standards. Thank you so much.
N L and E V, Forest Lodge, NSW – March 2016.