To ensure the agreed terms are reflected in your lease, the lease detail is negotiated to minimise your exposure to potential liabilities and you are aware of your responsibilities - make sure you speak to a good Property Solicitor...
The main role of a property solicitor will be to advise on all the legal implications you face when moving office. This includes ensuring that the terms which you and your Property Consultant have negotiated are reflected in the final office lease. Importantly, they will negotiate the detail of the office lease documentation to minimise your exposure to potential liabilities, and subsequently, to advise you on the implications of the detailed office lease terms in the final documents to ensure you are aware of your ongoing tenant responsibilities.
When acting for a tenant taking a new office lease, your property solicitor does the following:
Below are some of the key pitfalls of not using a specialist commercial property solicitor:
Never sign anything that you do not understand and always seek legal advice before putting pen to paper to any legal document.
If you need any additional information on any Legal Issue relating to your Office Move, please complete the following Information Request.
How you undertake your office move will have a significant impact on employee morale and staff retention.
Use the Moving Office Employment Law Checklist to ensure you adopt the best practice approach relating to your role as an employer.
You need to be 100% satisfied that everything has been done to protect your company's commercial interests before signing your office lease.
Never sign anything that you do not understand AND always seek legal advice from a Property Solicitor before putting pen to paper to any legal document.