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How to aid business growth in the real estate sector

Protecting cash flow is often a key way to enable growth of a business and in the real estate sector there are a number of ways this can be done, particularly where you are occupying business premises by way of a lease:

  • Ensuring that rents are paid monthly rather than quarterly in advance.
  • Where possible agreeing an all inclusive rent that includes service charge and insurance and maybe even business rates and other outgoings.
  • Negotiating no rent deposit or an early release mechanism to avoid tying up additional cash.
  • Agreeing tenant break rights to ensure leases can be broken easily and you can move your business more freely if a larger (or similar) space is needed.
  • Caps on your service charge payments to ensure no large unexpected bills from the landlord.

Protecting cash flow is often a key way to enable growth of a business and in the real estate sector

  • Certainty on rent review, either by capping any increases in rent or tying the increase to RPI.
  • Ensuring your permitted use is wide enough to allow the business to expand but not so wide that it adversely affects your rent review.
  • Having the ability to carry out non-structural alterations to your premises without the need for a formal consent from the landlord.

These are all points that our team are very familiar with and would be happy to help you with should you have any queries.

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