Considerations when negotiating a commercial lease

By Neil Molyneux

A landlord and a tenant generally have opposing objectives when negotiating a new commercial lease.

A landlord usually seeks the highest rent achievable, plus the tenant paying all costs for running the building. Conversely, a tenant usually prefers the lowest possible rent, plus the landlord covering costs for running the building. 

Inevitably there is a compromise between competing requirements of landlord and tenant, or there is no lease…

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