Selecting the right place to base your business is an important decision as you start and grow.

Types of business premises
You can consider different types of premises to buy or lease, depending on your business needs.
Understanding commercial leases
It's important when negotiating a commercial lease that you are familiar with the key terms and conditions of the lease.
Negotiating a lease
You have an opportunity to negotiate with the landlord or agent before entering a lease, to ensure it meets your needs.
Commercial Tenancy Act
Having an understanding of the Act is essential if you intend to lease premises to operate a retail business.
Resolving leasing problems
Attempt to resolve any issues with your lease directly with your landlord as a first step.
Ending a lease
A lease can end for reasons including expiry, redevelopment, default or termination by mutual agreement.

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