Commercial Leases

  • Flexible commercial property lease agreements

    Flexible commercial property lease agreements
    Monday 24th of April 2017

    When lease flexibility meets opportunity... “The stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee Flexibility has become an extremely desirable modern day value. In fac...

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  • leasing out your commercial property

    Leasing out a commercial property
    Monday 24th of April 2017

    Leasing your commercial property You probably can’t change the location of your commercial property but there are other things you can do to increase your chances of finding a good tenant, quickly, who looks after your property and pays the ...

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  • Before signing your retail lease

    Before signing a retail lease
    Monday 24th of April 2017

    Six things to think about before you sign a retail lease If you have ever rented a house in the past, you probably think you know a thing or two about property leases. But if you are now in the position of renting premises for your retai...

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  • Commercial property management

    Commercial property management
    Monday 24th of April 2017

    According to this year's National Business Review rich list, released last week, commercial property is a road to riches for many of New Zealand’s wealthiest people.   This blog is the last in a series in which we’ve explored wh...

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  • Negotiating a new commercial property lease

    Negotiating a new commercial property lease
    Monday 24th of April 2017

    The things you need to know before you sign: A bad lease can destroy your business. It can drain your finances, lose your customers, block your progress and even kill your exit strategy. Landlords deal with leases every day, but for t...

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  •  What to look for when renting a commercial office

    What to look for when renting a commercial office
    Monday 24th of April 2017

    The vast majority of businesses in New Zealand lease their offices spaces. Finding the perfect space makes for happy staff, more sales, better efficiency and, at the end of the day, a better bottom-line. In this blog we offer some advice on ...

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  • Commercial Property repairs and maintenance obligations

    Obligations around repairs and maintenance
    Monday 24th of April 2017

    Don’t get caught out when your office needs repairs. Are you aware of the repair and maintenance obligations in your commercial lease? You should be or you could end up seriously out of pocket. Building maintenance can be an expensive bus...

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  • Commercial Property Rent Reviews

    Commercial Property Rent Reviews
    Monday 24th of April 2017

    The majority of business owners lease the premises from which their business operates. A lease agreement is a binding legal document, so it is important as a tenant to understand all the responsibilities and legalities that make up your agreeme...

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  • sub-leasing vs assigning commercial space

    Difference between sub-leasing and assigning
    Monday 24th of April 2017

    Business equals change. Commercial leases do not. When signing a lease, it pays to consider your future and if you are permitted to sublease or assign any surplus space. Determine what will best suit your needs and what the associated c...

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  • Maximise your commercial property returns

    Maximise your commercial property returns
    Friday 28th of April 2017

    How to maximise rental returns on your commercial property Commercial property investment can offer great rewards, but to maximise these returns, you’ll need to be proactive and efficient. Here are some tips to help boost your returns and ...

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  • Commercial real estate relationships

    Commercial real estate relationships
    Wednesday 21st of November 2018

    The importance of relationships in commercial real estate Commercial real estate is a relationship-driven business. We do deals with people we like and trust, and we get the best from people who like and trust us. Here are some tips to help you ...

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  • health and safety obligations as a landlord

    Your health and safety obligations as a landlord
    Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

    If you are a commercial landlord, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA), you are also a PCBU. If you don’t know what a PCBU is or what it means to be one, read on because it’s important.   A PCBU is a 'person c...

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  • Finding the perfect space for your business

    Finding the perfect space for your business
    Thursday 1st of March 2018

    Sure, location is important but it’s not the only factor in creating the perfect space for your business. It’s a balancing act and you have the needs and wants of three parties to consider – your customers, your staff (including ...

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  • Top tips for managing tenants

    Top tips for managing tenants
    Monday 6th of August 2018

    It doesn’t matter if you have the best commercial property on the block – the best location, the best facilities, the best fit-out – for financial success, it’s the tenants that count. Unreliable tenants can cause more t...

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  • avoid an empty commercial property

    How to avoid an empty commercial property
    Tuesday 21st of August 2018

    4 tips to help avoid the empty commercial property nest: The worst case scenario for a commercial property investor is an empty building. No tenants means no rent, which means no debt reduction and still needing to service the Bank loan could lea...

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  • Don

    Don't neglect the exterior of your commercial property
    Wednesday 19th of September 2018

    Here's why you shouldn’t neglect the exterior of your commercial property Keeping up appearances... Never judge a book by its cover. It’s good in theory, but we all still do it. As a commercial property owner, the exterior of your...

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  • Top 5 tips and tricks for new commercial tenants

    Top 5 tips and tricks for new commercial tenants
    Friday 19th of October 2018

    In our recent blogs we focused on landlords and commercial property investors, but this month the shoe is on the other foot. For many new commercial tenants, finding a suitable space and negotiating a commercial lease is unchartered territory. ...

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  • What makes a good commercial property location

    What makes a good commercial property location
    Wednesday 21st of November 2018

    It’s one of the biggest clichés in the business – location, location, location. But what makes a good location? This depends entirely on the tenant and their customers. Here’s a list of the sorts of things you should cons...

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