The article was written by Richard Lake, Commercial Property solicitor at Hanne & Co, and gives advice to growing businesses looking for their first or a new commercial premises. With tips on sourcing a commercial agent, negotiating Heads of Terms and instructing a commercial property solicitor, the article provides useful information for startups and SMEs looking to take a new Lease of a commercial property.
Richard Lake specialises in business property law and acts for both Landlords and Tenants in the grant and assignment of commercial leases. This includes office, retail, light industrial and other commercial property spaces. During the tenancy, Richard also advises on a range of occupational issues including rent reviews, break notices, sublets and assignments. In addition, Richard also advises clients on the sale and purchase of commercial premises both in London and nationwide.
Startacus is a startup community website for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises. It offers advice to new and growing businesses on a variety of important subject areas including tips on the legal issues that arise and are associated with owning your own business. Richard worked with their editorial team to produce an article of interest and benefit to small businesses looking to make their first move in the commercial property market.