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Pain Sharing Can Lead To A Win-Win For Commercial Landlords And Tenants

Pain Sharing Can Lead To A Win-Win For Commercial Landlords And Tenants

May 21, 2020

Many commercial landlords and tenants are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak. There are pressures from both sides, forcing the compliance of leases versus an unprecedented downturn in trade from workplace changes and stay at home rules. Even with the government setting out guidance on commercial p...

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FAQs for landlords and tenants

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – FAQs for landlords and tenants

May 5, 2020

At LawBite we are seeing an increasing number of queries and concerns following the spread of COVID-19 and how it impacts the rental sector. We have brought together the most frequently asked questions, so you can understand more about how your business can respond and what support is available for you. Can a tenant stop paying r...

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break clauses

Break Clauses – Four Important Things Tenants Should Be Aware Of

April 23, 2020

Whilst commercial premises can bring great advantages to SMEs, they can also bring risk when times are not so good. The rent on commercial premises is likely to be one of the biggest overheads for any SME, added to which there will be liabilities for the repair and maintenance of the premises.  Having the benefit of a tenant’s break option in t...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Does It Impact Commercial Leases?

April 9, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak and resultant direction to businesses to close has put unprecedented pressures on commercial landlords and tenants alike.  After paying staff, the costs of premises are likely to be an SME’s greatest overhead, as well as being vital to the future survival and success of the bus...

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Lease or licence?

Lease or licence? What’s in a name?

March 12, 2020

When it comes to occupying business space, landlords and tenants need to know the legal basis of that occupation to avoid operational difficulties, disputes and unintended consequences further down the line. A common view is that if the premises are relatively small, or the period of occupation short, or the “rent” low, then less attention needs to be paid to the legal iss...

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Beginners Guide to leasing Commercial Property

Beginners Guide to leasing Commercial Property

October 14, 2019

Are you planning to lease commercial premises? There are several steps to consider when leasing commercial property and this guide covers the key issues you may wish to contemplate.   What type of Property?   The m...

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Commercial Lease Agreement

Negotiating A Commercial Lease? Everything you need to know about commercial lease agreements to save you time and money

May 20, 2019

The decision to renew or sign a new Lease Agreement is always a tough one to make. Whether you are moving into your new office, setting up a retail shop, opening a gym, or simply about to renew an existing lease, you need to remember, that signing a Lease Agreement is always challenging. Any small issue that you ignore right now could be a big problem later… ...

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Five Top Tips For Commercial Lease Renewals

Five Top Tips For Commercial Lease Renewals

March 27, 2019

If you own a business and lease your premises, an ever-present source of worry is often ‘what happens when my lease comes to an end?’.  This blog may be of help to you! One of LawBite’s top Property Experts – Ashley Gurr sha...

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Buying or Selling a Leasehold Business? Key things to consider

February 26, 2019

If you are considering buying or selling a Leasehold business, one of the first things you will have to think about will be the Lease itself.  What are your options, and what procedures will need to be followed? This blog post addresses some of those considerations to help you navigate this important area. Existing Lease Terms ...

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Commercial property leasing

Commercial Property Contracts – To review or not to review? That is the question

February 20, 2019

A key question facing both landlord and tenants when negotiating commercial property lease terms is whether to fix the rent across the whole term, or whether to include a rent review clause/s mid-term, and if so whether those rent review clauses should be on a fixed basis or an open market basis.   As this is a crucial aspect of any commercial le...

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