New guidance on commercial leases

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November 26, 2021

Businesses across BC have been welcoming back their workers, with a mix of full- and part-time arrangements. If you're a small business owner, now might be a good time to consider leasing some space. Which is timely, because we've prepared a new page on commercial leases to guide you through, covering things like:

  • Thinking strategically about space. We'll prime you to ask big-picture questions to figure out the best fit for your business.

  • Commercial lease lingo. Leases are often long and very tricky to follow. We'll get you up to speed on the legalese

  • Key terms to negotiate. It's about more than just what you pay per month — we'll get you thinking about other important terms that are worth bargaining over.

As always, this content is written in plain language by legal professionals, and reviewed by experienced practitioners. They've seen the good and the bad of commercial leases first-hand, and are pleased to impart some wisdom. Take a look, and in the coming months watch out for more content to help those running a small business in British Columbia. 

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