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Industrial tenants – tips to help your FM recover repair costs from the Landlord

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Communication with landlords is the key when making sure your facility managers are equipped to recover costs from the landlord for repairs which are not the tenant’s obligation under the lease. Generally speaking, and each industrial lease is different, the tenant is responsible for preventative maintenance and general repairs and the landlord is responsible for […]

Amanda Falahey and Teree Clare

How we measure commercial real estate experience

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We often hear people referring to their ‘experience’ – whether they’re trying to sell to us or we read it in a media article, but what really is experience? One person’s gauge of good experience can vary greatly from another’s. Experience shouldn’t be counted in years, but in the work that you do, the results […]

What’s involved in a lease renewal?

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What’s involved in a Lease Renewal?   At least 18 months out from the expiration of your existing lease you should be considering whether you will be seeking a lease renewal or possibly relocating. Allowing plenty of time is important to weigh up the options available to you and allow you to make well informed […]

Leasing your first commercial office

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For a lot of start-ups and small businesses there comes a point when working from the kitchen table just won’t cut it anymore. With clients tripping over kids toys and constantly moving your ‘desk’ to make way for dinner, you start to dream about the perfect commercial office.   Is it light filled with fresh […]

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Need to sublease your business premises?

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Do you need to sublease your commercial business premises? At some point in time, business owners have found ourselves with surplus commercial space that we lease. Space that we’re paying for but isn’t being used and therefore is wasted money. It could be that you initially leased more space than you required, or perhaps you’ve moved […]

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Annual Lease Check-Up

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It’s the New Year and for a small business this is often a time for reviewing, planning and goal setting. This should include your commercial lease. As business owners we tend to focus our energy on the parts of our business that we believe can be changed or altered with the least amount of impact […]