Leasing a space for your business

Did you know?

Can a commercial lease require a tenant to pay part of the owner’s costs for expenses like maintenance and insurance?
  • Yes
  • No

Leasing a space is an exciting milestone for any small business. But before you get the keys, you’ll typically have to sign a lease. And when it comes to fine print and legalese, commercial leases are often prime offenders. Take a few minutes to read this primer — it’ll save you hours of headaches in the long run, and give you some helpful pointers on how to negotiate.

What you should know 

Negotiate your lease

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in November 2021
  • Time to read: 9 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

David Kandestin, People's Law School

David Kandestin

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