How do I conduct a lease renewal?

Date: 26th February 2014
Author: Admin
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If both the tenant and landlord are happy to continue with the rental of the property in question, then the chances are that a lease renewal will be a definite conclusion for both parties. There are a number of things that need to be considered before settling on the specifics, as the current economic climate and the time of year are both major factors that need to be taken into account.  

In order to conclude the proceedings in a quick and efficient manner, then it is crucial that the negotiations are fully understood and if you do find that you or the other party is looking to make amendments, then they need to consider the implications that it could have.  In some cases you may even want to consider taking on board the help of a Chartered Surveyor specialising in lease advice  to guide you through the lease renewal process.

What needs to be considered when negotiating a lease?

When it comes to negotiating or re-negotiating the lease of a property, there are a number of considerations that you will need to take into account before settling on a decision. Some common issues that you might be interested in settling before drawing up the final lease contract include:

·         Rent valuedeciding the value of the rent can be quite a tricky process but one way to get around this is to have a proper valuation done on the property as it helps to ensure that you are receiving the correct amount. This is beneficial for both the tenant and the landlord so they know they aren’t being priced out

Other costs – what is the situation with insurance, service charges, rates, utility supplies (electric, gas, heating for example)

·         Contract lengthyou should decide upon how long you want your lease to last for, whether it’s year-on-year or a set length. This can be useful to know so you don’t have to tie yourself down if you are interested in short term only

Conditions of leaseif you have any specifics that need to be discussed then this can help you locate the target demographic for your property for instance the nature of the business of the tenant may conflict with the businesses of tenants next door  State of propertyyou should outline and record the current state of the property and ensure that it is kept that way

If you are unsure about how to go about renewing a lease on your property or simply need some advice, then Roger Hannah & co are here to help as we will give you step-by-step guidance throughout the lease renewal proceedings. If you would like our expert advice then simply contact us today on 0161 817 3399 or see our Lease Advisory Page and see how we can help you.