Commercial and
Retail Leasing

We can provide practical solution to commercial leasing for your business. Our experienced lawyers will ensure your interests are protected, by reviewing and negotiating the terms of your commercial or retail lease before you sign it.

A commercial or retail lease is an agreement that specifies the obligations and rights of landlords and tenants. Whether your business is successful or not, you will be legally bound by the terms of any such agreement. It is therefore essential to understand the terms and conditions, and to carefully address any issues prior to signing a lease. A good leasing decision could mean the difference between success and failure for your business, so it is important to get it right. Our legal team have a wealth of experience working with complex commercial leasing arrangements, and can help ensure your lease will contribute to the development and success of your business. As leasing can impose restrictions on your business, it is important to clarify all areas before you sign a contract, and have an experienced lawyer look over it to ensure it will suit your needs. A commercial or retail lease may include provisions on duration of the lease, rent and bond payments, the amount of security and insurance to be provided, and the grounds on which the lease can be terminated.

There may also be clauses that will restrict or prejudice your business activities. You will have to think about what potential changes to your business activities or services may take place in future, and ensure this will not breach any restrictions in the lease. If you breach a condition of the commercial lease, you could potentially become involved in court action or litigation, and outstanding debts can be obtained in this way. If you find yourself “trapped” in a lease, our lawyers can help you find a solution. We may advise you to take action now to avoid even greater costs in the future. Our practical advice will ensure the best outcome for you. As complicated as leasing can be, many businesses operate and excel under leasing agreements. With our legal advice, your business will be successful and secure. Our experienced lawyers can review your lease and advise of any possible risks, to ensure you do not fall into a bad agreement. We can advise you, support you through lease disputes, and assist you in finding a commercial lease that will suit your business, allowing it to reach its full potential.

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