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Commercial Lease

Commercial Lease

Perth Leasing Lawyers

West Perth Legal has successfully helped many local businesses and Landlords with their leasing needs. We offer legal expertise in commercial leases, industrial leases and retail shop leases. Contact us today for your complimentary initial phone consultation with our lease agreement lawyer.

Leasing services we offer

Our Lease Agreement Lawyer Can Assist With:

  1. Heads of agreement for lease, offer to lease and any other preliminary leasing documents
  2. Commercial, retail and non-retail lease agreements
  3. Lease advice including advice on the Commercial Tenancy (Retail Shops) Agreement Act 1985 (WA)
  4. Provide advice on and prepare compliant Disclosure Statements
  5. Provide advice on rent reviews
  6. Review a lease agreement and advise you of key legal provisions, risks and negotiation points
  7. Property ownership (Co-ownership) agreements
  8. ‘First Right of Refusal’ and ‘Options to purchase leased-premises’ clauses
  9. Negotiate a lease on your behalf and make any amendments as agreed between the parties
  10. Draft lease renewals, extensions, assignments, variations or surrenders
  11. Draft notices of default or termination notices
  12. PPSA registration over Landlord’s chattels
  13. Provide legal advice on lease defaults or lease disputes
  14. Legal proceedings for lease disputes

Cost of our services

We work on a fixed fee basis, please see our Pricing page for details.


What is a Commercial Lease?

A business property lease or commercial lease is a legally binding contract between a business owner and the owner of the real estate property.

These documents are usually heavily customised to the individual situation. The lease terms and conditions need to be very carefully read to make sure that they match the needs of your business, as any mistakes at the beginning could make or break your new business.

Can I negotiate the terms?

Yes, lease terms are often negotiable. The specific terms or restrictions which may be up for negotiation include the rent amount, rent increases, the duration of the lease, option periods, the modifications you can make to the property and whether you can transfer or assign the lease.

What else should I look for?

This is hard to answer without knowing your specific situation and your business requirements. Some of the common things we find we need to discuss with our clients include:

  • If you’re a new business, check that the length of the lease suits you, as many landlords prefer to lock in a longer lease.
  • There are several ways to calculate rental increases so make sure you understand and agree to the one chosen by your landlord.
  • Read the section on property improvements very carefully as it should set out who can make changes, who pays for the modifications and whether you have to return the property to its original condition at the end of the lease.
  • Make sure the lease includes all of the areas you expect to use including bathrooms, parking areas and common areas.
  • Be careful that the lease doesn’t stop you from erecting signs in certain areas.

Please seek legal advice before you make any commitments, including signing an offer, paying a deposit or moving anything you own into the property.

For retail leases, you may find the leasing guides by the Small Business Development Corporation helpful. 

What if I am in a dispute with my landlord?

First, find your lease documents and read them carefully, making sure that you completely understand the legal terms and conditions.

Secondly, make sure you understand your legal rights and responsibilities and those of your landlord.

Then consider the options, which include negotiation, mediation, and court action.

Contact us for legal advice specific to your business lease agreement.

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