In practice, entrepreneurs receive less protection than consumers and need legal advice more quickly.
As an entrepreneur, you can rent two types of business premises: office/storage space or catering/retail space – they do not fall under the same tenancy law rules! Therefore, it is very important that a real estate lawyer checks your lease contract before you sign anything.
Termination of rental agreement
When it comes to termination of a lease, different protection rules apply for different types of premises.
For example, the tenant of retail space is better protected by law than the tenant of office space. Do you want to give notice or have you received notice? Please contact us and we will let you know what the possibilities are.
Eviction of the rented property
In addition, a landlord can request eviction through the courts if he believes that the termination of the rental agreement must take place sooner and the applicable notice period cannot be waited (e.g. in case of rent arrears or nuisance). In that case, you will receive a summons for a summary proceedings hearing, a procedure in which the landlord requests the court to terminate the rental agreement concluded with you and to oblige you to vacate the rented property. If you receive such a summons, it is very important to immediately call in a lawyer to prevent the landlord from vacating the property.
ACG International has assisted many entrepreneurs in various rent disputes.
Contact us to find out directly how we can help you.