Office Leases

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Time to start moving. Or time for smart moving?

Most commercial lease agreements don’t fall under the Retail Leases Act. As an office tenant, you may not get the built-in protection that a retail tenant gets. So it’s essential that you negotiate an office lease agreement that’s as favourable to you as it is to the landlord.

Too often, we see the landlord draft the lease and it always favours the landlord. The perfect scenario for a landlord is a financially sound tenant who pays a full market rent and is fully responsible for all repairs, outgoings, costs and expenses. Preferably one without an exit clause who is on the hook for these payments for the entire lease term.

At Eve Property, we don’t think that’s fair. We work hard for tenants who need help negotiating a commercial lease agreement, because we don’t believe that commercial lease negotiation shouldn’t be a zero-sum game.

No more paying the Landlord’s legal fees to negotiate the lease. We don’t think it’s right that you should pay for the privilege of doing business with someone.

No more agreeing to pay unreasonable outgoings. You won’t get stung for excessive management fees or contributions to sinking fund levies on our watch.

No more barriers to exit. We include nimble subletting and assignment clauses in the commercial lease agreement so that you can leave the lease early if your business changes path.

And absolutely, definitely, no more surprises. As well as negotiating upfront savings like rent reductions and incentives, we make sure you won’t be hit with rectification costs at the end of the lease term.

Disputes are a fact of life and part of any business relationship. But they don’t have to be costly. The key to a smooth tenancy is to get the lease right from the beginning. We can save your business time and money and give you the peace of mind that your lease agreement is protecting your position – not leaving you exposed.