The Small Business Specialists
Phone: 13 12 49
Once you've found potential premises to lease, there are a variety of documents involved in the leasing of commercial premises including:
Additionally, under the Act, when a new retail lease is being considered, a landlord is required to give the tenant the following documents at least seven days before entering into the lease. These documents enable prospective tenants to make a proper assessment of a lease proposal.
If you are considering the assignment of a retail lease (transfer from one tenant to another), you should ask the current tenant for a copy of these documents, which he or she would have received from the landlord.
You should obtain all documents and spend some time reading and understanding them so that you can clarify any matters you are unsure of with your advisors.