Reasons to Consult an Attorney about your Office Relocation
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The legal issues surrounding your office lease and the relocation of your business can be both complex and confusing. Seeking the right professional expertise from a Real Estate Attorney will guide you through the important issues surrounding your office lease, and reassure you that you are able to relocate your business without running afoul of any commercial real estate laws.
Here's the top reasons why consulting with a Real Estate Attorney is of critical importance to the ongoing security of your business:
1. Review the Office Lease
The office lease needs to accurately and adequately represent your best interests, so if you've already found your ideal new office property and the landlord wants you to sign the lease, then make sure you hire a Real Estate Attorney to review the lease prior to signing.
2. Ensure the Correct Notice has been given
Many businesses seeking to relocate fail to give notice on their existing office property correctly (i.e. in accordance with their office lease), causing unnecessary expense and delays to their relocation plans. Whether you are exercising a break clause, subletting or your lease is coming up for expiry, make sure you consult with an Attorney prior to giving notice.
3. To draft additional Lease Provisions
Perhaps there are things within your office lease that you want included that were not in the Landlord's draft. You want to make sure that your needs are met, and the wording accurately documented in the lease - an Attorney can draft these for you.
4. Research Zoning Laws
If you think you've found the perfect location for your business, but are unsure whether the area is zoned for your type of business, an attorney will make sure the property is not subject to any restrictions of use.
5. Employment Law Advice
Relocating your business will have an impact on your employment contracts. If you are downsizing or restructuring the business, you may need to make redundancies. A Real Estate Attorney will ensure you handle the business relocation correctly as far as your staff are concerned from a legal perspective.
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