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Leasing a Business Premises

Our team is ready to tailor your agreement to your needs.
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How long does it take?

Allow 6 weeks

Who's Involved?

  • You and your lawyer
  • The landlord and their lawyer (if they are represented)
  • The landlord’s leasing agent (if they have one)
  • The landlord’s bank (if there’s a mortgage secured on the premises you’ll be leasing)

What's the process?

Taking your instructions and reviewing the lease documents

We’ll catch up to discuss the proposed lease and give you some advice. We’ll ask you lots of questions to make sure we understand your expectations like what you want to do with the premises, whether the length of the lease will be appropriate for your circumstances and how rent will be recalculated each year.

Usually the landlord’s lawyer will prepare the lease documents so we will need to check it carefully to make sure there are no tricky clauses that might trip you up later. We’ll also give you some advice about whether there are any extra legal protections for your benefit if you are a retail tenant.

If any amendments are required we will negotiate these directly with the landlord’s lawyer and then make sure the lease is properly signed. Sometimes, if the property is subject to a mortgage, we will also need to arrange for the landlord’s bank to consent to the lease to make sure you are protected if the landlord is in breach of its mortgage.

After the lease is signed

Once the lease is fully signed, we’ll provide you with the information you need to comply with your obligations and so you can diarise up the times your legal notices are due to be received to deal with the renewal of the lease and reviewing the rent. When the time comes we’d be happy to help you tick of these jobs too.

What to have in order

  • A copy of the draft lease (if you have it already).
  • Otherwise the property address and any map of the premises you intend to lease is handy (even if it is rough).
  • Full name and contact details for the other party or their lawyer if they have one.
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Our Leasing a Business Premises Team

Meagan Compton
Rebecca Alexander
Shaun Moloney
Grace Spokes
Ashleigh Goodwin
Nicholas Lenehan-Anderson
Katie Sambell
Lauren Mayer