Are you getting ready to open your own small business in California? If you are, where you open up shop can make all the difference in how well your company performs. It is not just about the location, though. The agreement you have with your landlord can have a significant impact on your bottom line.
Picking a commercial space to rent is not easy. There are usually quite a few choices out there, each with positive and negative points. When considering a space, it is important to look beyond the structure itself. It is important to look at the lease agreement the landlord is offering you.
Most landlords have basic lease agreements that they offer all of their tenants. This agreement serves to protects the interests of the landlord and may not serve you too well in the long run. Before signing, it is okay to have legal counsel look over the contract and even work to help you negotiate changes to the document so that it benefits you as well. To learn more about how an attorney can help with this, please visit our firm’s website.
You do not have to say yes to a lease agreement you disagree with, just to get the space you want. Unfortunately, many small business owners in California and elsewhere make this mistake, and it ends up costing them pretty significantly down the road. Help yourself and help your business by seeking out commercial lease terms that offer fair protections for you and your landlord.