It’s easy to think that you don’t need a lawyer to draft or review your lease – leases are all ‘standard’ right? Wrong! There is no such thing as a ‘standard’ lease and lease terms can vary considerably, depending on what law firm prepares the lease. Even when a real estate agent prepares a ‘short form’ lease, the special conditions might (and should) vary, depending on the specifics of the property and the commercial agreement reached between the parties.
Many landlords and tenants don’t realise that there are very few ‘implied terms’ in leases – this means that if the lease terms don’t specifically give you a right or impose an obligation (for example, to require the landlord to make sure that the building is water tight), then you cannot enforce those rights against the other party.
Enterprise Legal’s Property Law Director Peta Gray, has drafted or reviewed hundreds of leases over the course of her career. Peta knows that leasing requires a highly-experienced, well-trained eye, as well as an aptitude for negotiating a better position for clients. Leasing a property is one of the biggest financial commitments that a tenant can make and conversely, it is very important for a landlord to protect their valuable assets, so don’t leave these matters up to chance – engage our expert leasing lawyers to assist you.
Enterprise Legal offers the following leasing services (amongst others) on a fixed fee or capped basis:
If you are a property owner regularly engaged in leasing properties, Enterprise Legal can work with you to develop a retainer service offering that suits the needs of your property portfolio. The cost of anticipated leasing services (including new leases, extensions, amendments etc.) will be spread evenly across a 12-month period, as well as an included contingency for dealing with ad hoc queries. The retainer price is calculated with reference to the number of properties and anticipated activities over the 12-month period.
Contact us to find out how we can help you or to obtain a quote.