Commercial Lease Renewals
– For Tenants

When it comes to renewing the lease on your commercial property, you need a professional and knowledgeable commercial property solicitor to help you get the best possible results. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 governs many lease renewals – this can be a complex and confusing act and our job at Burt Brill & Cardens is to put you in a strong position when renewing your commercial lease

We can help tenants with a range of commercial lease issues. If you are looking to renew the lease on your commercial property, you may want to clarify any issues or negotiate new terms on your lease.

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Negotiating new lease terms

If you’ve been a good tenant and are on good terms with your landlord, this is the ideal time to renegotiate your lease terms. There are many options available when renewing a commercial lease. You may consider negotiating a reduction of rent, service charges or even a rent-free period, for example. In addition, a break clause in the new lease can often be negotiated. If you feel you’ve been paying unfairly high rent, you might consider enlisting the help of a professional surveyor to find out the real value of the property, and use that to negotiate a cheaper rent with your landlord. You must however be aware of whether your lease is “inside” or “outside” the Landlord and Tenant Act, as this affects what you can ask for and expect the landlord to agree to.

Serving notices

If you want to continue leasing your commercial property, it’s important to let your landlord know in advance. If your lease is “inside” the Act, you must serve the right statutory notice to protect your rights to renew. A commercial lease solicitor can help advise you how to do this.

Responding to landlord’s notices

When the end of the lease is drawing near, your landlord may serve notice. Whether you are renewing your commercial lease or moving elsewhere, we can help you respond to this. It is crucial to respond within the set time limits so you don’t lose any rights.

Negotiating interim rent

While you’re negotiating the new lease terms with your landlord, we can help advise you about paying interim rent until the new lease has been finalised.

Contact an Experienced Solicitor

It’s important to find a professional commercial property solicitor that you can trust to help renew your commercial leases and take care of any rent reviews. Burt Brill & Cardens make no charge for talking to you about your enquiry so call us today on 01273 604123 or email us: enquire@bbc-law.co.uk

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