If you are contemplating signing a new commercial or retail lease, obtaining legal advice from an experienced commercial lease tenant lawyer will ensure that you are properly informed.
PCL Lawyers provides comprehensive advice to tenants and prospective tenants. We have strong experience in both retail leasing and non-retail (commercial) leasing. We deal with leases, disclosure statements, subleases, assignment of leases, agreements to lease and any other documents pertaining to retail and commercial leasing.
Some of the types of premises we advise on are:
There are many ‘special conditions’ and other condition clauses in leases prepared by lawyers acting for landlords that are typically not advantageous for a tenant. Examples include clauses relating to, fit-out of the premises, your contribution, rent-free periods, landlord incentives, make good at the end of the lease, rent reviews and lease defaults, just to name a few.
When we review the lease (and if it’s a retail lease, then also the Disclosure Statement), we will check the documents from top to bottom and alert you to things that we consider to be problematic, and where amendment to the lease documentation might be desirable, prior to you signing it.
Usually, if the premises are managed by a commercial leasing agent, you will be asked to enter into one of the above agreements. Our commercial tenant lawyers will advise that it is better to obtain legal advice from a leasing lawyer before signing off, as these documents can be binding and, even from a commercial perspective, it will be advantageous to negotiate particular items into these documents.
We act for both landlords and tenants and therefore we understand both perspectives. This is particularly helpful when carefully reviewing a lease and associated documentation for a prospective tenant, because we know what to look for. Our goal, first and foremost, will be to protect your interests and to provide you with the right legal advice so you can make an informed decision as to what you are willing to accept, or not. A good lawyer will highlight the issues so you can easily make a decision.
The advice you get from us will be competitively priced, down-to-earth and straightforward. The motto by which we work is, “Concise legal advice. Commercial understanding.”
Our Brisbane Lawyers will provide you with expert legal advice as well as practical solutions. Our law firm has extensive experience in guiding client through their matter addressing commercial considerations and real-life situations and resolving issues quickly.Request a meeting
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