27 November, 2015
A new business venture is an exciting time for any entrepreneur, but if your business plan requires you to lease new premises, you might want to think about taking legal advice before you sign on the dotted line.
This is exactly what Chris Clare considered before opening his first mens designer clothes store based in the heart of Preston - the popular St George's Shopping Centre.
"I have no background in legal matters at all, so when I was looking to lease my first retail outlet, I realised I needed good advice, so I'd know exactly what I was signing up for," commented Chris.
Chris contacted Forbes Solicitors as they provide a specialised service, tailor made for individuals looking to rent commercial premises, called the 'Fixed Fee Lease Report'.
The service includes an initial consultation with a Commercial Property Lawyer who will discuss exactly what you get out from the lease and clarify the landlord's terms, before providing the client with a jargon free report.
"It made my life so much easier as I was on a tight timescale to get the store up and running before Christmas, so Forbes turned it around within a few days. The report pointed out some things I hadn't considered, such as issues with the insurance of the premises, and VAT. Both potentially costly implications if I had signed up before properly understanding what I was doing. The report I received from Forbes was a great help. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking to lease premises."
Laura Bradley, Solicitor in the Forbes Commercial Property Team said, "our Fixed Fee Lease Report is designed to help business people like Chris, as becoming a tenant can be a minefield. Looking carefully at the landlord's terms and conditions can be wrapped in legal 'speak' and hard to decipher. Our service will uncover any pitfalls or onerous provisions before you agree on a lease."
For more details on the Fixed Fee Lease Report please contact Laura on 01254 222353.