Why Choose UsGeneral Misconceptions When Renting Warehouse, Office, Retail, Tech & Medical Space. Leasing Tip #1: New is better than old.
This is not always true. In fact, many significantly older office, warehouses, were designed with the principal philosophies of today’s new buildings. They often have far more windows and they were built to keep in the heat and the cold out resulting in reduced energy costs and a more pleasant work environment. Also, many older buildings were made with greater quality materials.
Leasing Tip #2: The landlord is the only person allowed to make changes to the warehouse layout and design.
It is true that a landlord does have the right to make changes, however you are able to negotiate such abilities into your lease, as well. If you are certain you would like to add additional office, medical, or tech space or features later in time, negotiate it into your lease.
Leasing Tip #3: An environmental land survey has been conducted on all office, warehouse, tech, medical, and retail properties in recent years.
Do not assume that an environmental land survey has been conducted on the property of the warehouse, office, retail, medical, or tech space site recently. You should ask about such surveys in advance and review the results to ensure it meets current regulations along with the building itself and that you and your company are protected from any environmental pollutions the land may endure during your time on the premises and after your company leaves the property.
As long as you consider your needs for an office, warehouse, medical, retail, or tech space and its location, the best approach to negotiations, and the general tips and misconceptions of the commercial real estate real estate industry, you will be certain to find the optimal commercial property location for the needs of your company.
General Tips for Every Space Do not wait until you must have a space. You will lose all negotiating power if you are in an urgent situation. If you are moving locations, it is ideal to begin your search roughly 18 months prior to the expiry date on your existing lease. It may take from 3 to 6 months to complete lease negotiations and to complete location enhancements.
Try to include a 90-day termination clause that states either party possesses the ability to terminate the lease with a notice of 90 days. This is often not favored by landlords, but in the right circumstance, they will reluctantly agree. If you have received an amazing offer on your ideal location, do not include it to be certain no one outbids you for the space and you are forced to vacate your perfect location.
Do not forget to ensure the space is handicapable.
Ask for information pertaining to any space prior to a viewing to avoid losing any negotiating powers and prepare a list of questions in advanced based on the information you have received.
Do not rely upon the certainty of just one space. You should always have at least one contingency location in case the landlord selects another renter. You can also leverage the two in negotiations to receive the best possible deal.
An annual increase of 3% is industry standard and in some circumstances 4% is considered acceptable if the landlord is willing to make continued improvements to your space.
Get everything in writing pertaining to anything the landlord promises you and maintain digital and hard copies of everything. If the landlord says they will allow you to pay rent on the 15th of every month rather than the 1st, get it in writing!