The relationship between a landlord and tenant is one that tends to be disadvantageous to the tenant. This is because leases are drafted in favour of a landlord as much as possible (and we should know because we draft them) – built as a tenant, you have the right to negotiate the lease agreement.
You ideally want to ensure that the lease is reflects your interest and that you are not inadvertently entering into a long term contractual arrangement that comes back to bit you later on. We have many tenants come to us with issues mid-lease that could have been prevented has they received competent legal advice upfront.
When tenants come to us before they sign, we can review the lease, provide advice as to what clauses should stay, what should be amended and otherwise what various clauses in the lease mean. Having advised on and negotiated so many leases over the years we know what to look and we can give you options that will better protect you down the track.
We say this because in our experience, there is a lot of focus on “getting the deal done” – which is of course very important – but in our experience there is enormous value in thinking through how the exclusion or inclusion of particular clauses later on, during the lease and at the end of the lease, will affect you. To consider these matters and negotiate the lease agreement accordingly will probably save you a fortune later on.
Why Choose Us To Help
Quite simply, because we know what we are doing and we have extensive leasing experience. We want to be sure that as a tenant that understand the document you are signing and that it is the right leasing arrangement for you: and if it’s not, we’ll help persuade the landlord to change it for you. Landlords will usually be open to modifying their standard lease in order to get the deal done.
Please call us today to discuss your matteron 1300 907 335. Alternatively, please fill out the form on this page and we will promptly respond to you.
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