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How to aid business growth in the real estate sector

07 March 2016 #Commercial Real Estate

Protecting cash flow is often a key way to enable growth of a business and in the real estate sector there are a number of ways this can be done, particularly where you are occupying business premises by way of a lease:

  • Ensuring that rents are paid monthly rather than quarterly in advance.
  • Where possible agreeing an all inclusive rent that includes service charge and insurance and maybe even business rates and other outgoings.
  • Negotiating no rent deposit or an early release mechanism to avoid tying up additional cash.
  • Agreeing tenant break rights to ensure leases can be broken easily and you can move your business more freely if a larger (or similar) space is needed.
  • Caps on your service charge payments to ensure no large unexpected bills from the landlord.
  • Certainty on rent review, either by capping any increases in rent or tying the increase to RPI.
  • Ensuring your permitted use is wide enough to allow the business to expand but not so wide that it adversely affects your rent review.
  • Having the ability to carry out non-structural alterations to your premises without the need for a formal consent from the landlord.

These are all points that our team are very familiar with and would be happy to help you with should you have any queries.

Clarkslegal, specialist Real Estate lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley.
For further information about this or any other Real Estate matter please contact Clarkslegal's real estate team by email at by telephone 020 7539 8000 (London office), 0118 958 5321 (Reading office) or by completing the form on this page.
This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. Please refer to the full General Notices on our website.

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