Tenancy law has never been as high on many entrepreneurs’ agendas as during the Covid pandemic and the government-mandated closures of the hospitality, retail and cultural sectors. The rents stipulated in the leases proved unattainable and the lucky few tenants were offered temporary rent reductions by their landlords.
However, by no means all went smoothly. Many proceedings have been conducted because landlords did not voluntarily agree to temporary rent reductions and stuck to what was laid down in the lease. The judges had the highest say, but without proper substantiation, the judges could not perform miracles.
Have every lease agreement reviewed by a tenancy lawyer
It is therefore of utmost importance that, before you sign a lease, you have it checked by a tenancy lawyer. This applies to you as a business tenant as well as a landlord. Because everything in a lease is binding, it is wise to have the lease drawn up or reviewed by a tenancy lawyer.
Don’t be fooled. Using certain standard models may seem cheap, but can be counterproductive afterwards. The standard models do not take into account your situation and also not specifically other important circumstances. For example, the prevailing zoning plans while these are quite decisive for entrepreneurs, especially if certain business functions are not allowed.
Real Estate and Tenancy lawyers
The real estate and tenancy lawyers of ACG International have assisted many entrepreneurs both in lease negotiations and in already existing lease disputes, but also in the recent developments caused by the Covid pandemic.
What can you contact our Real Estate and tenancy lawyers for?
- Drafting/verifying a lease of commercial/residential property
- Questions on rights and obligations during renovations
- Zoning changes and their consequences for your business
- Defects in the rented property (e.g. leakages, but also street breakages, etc.)
- Substitution of business premises in case of takeover
- Premature termination of the lease
Contact us for an initial consultation to find out what we can do for you.