New Business Lease

Why Should I Speak to a Lawyer When Negotiating a New Business Lease?

Negotiating a new business lease can be difficult. From your point of view, you need to try and get the best deal possible by signing a favourable lease. However, the lessor will also be trying to get the best deal possible, by charging higher rent and making you sign a longer lease.

Commercial lease negotiations can become complicated if you’re not sure what you’re doing. It is therefore usually a good idea to employ a commercial lawyer to help you negotiate your lease. They will be able to read through any legal documents before you sign them, making sure that you haven’t overlooked anything that you’re going to regret in the future.

Here’s a few of the other ways a commercial lawyer can help you negotiate the best business lease possible:

They Will Be Able To Help You Work Out Fit-Out Costs

If you’re leasing an effectively empty building for your new business then you will need to fit it out somehow. Your lawyer will be able to facilitate discussions about this between you and the lessor, making sure that you get a favourable deal.

To begin with, it’s important to make sure that you’re actually going to be able to modify the premises to fit your business needs. Make sure that you get written permission for any modifications in your lease document before you sign it so that you’re protected in the future.

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The Police

What Happens if I Give False Information to The Police?

Providing false information to the police is an extremely serious offence which can have a range of ramifications. If you have been or think that you might be charged with perjury or some other form of making a false statement to the police, you should consider hiring a decent criminal lawyer.

The penalties for making a false statement to the police will vary depending on the severity and context of the infringement. In this article we’ll have a look at these penalties, at some of the things you should do if you’re charged with a crime in this category and at a few of the reasons why you should always use a decent lawyer to defend yourself.

What Constitutes “False Information”?

There are basically two types of false information that you can provide to the authorities. They include:

Lying to the police during an investigation – The most common form of false information comes as small lies to the police. People often don’t tell the full truth or tell a twisted version of a story to cover themselves and to try and prevent trouble.

Lying in court – On the other hand, you might be accused of lying in court. Again, this is a very serious crime, and can result in significant fines or even prison sentences.

It’s important to note that making honest mistakes isn’t an offence – providing false information that you thought was true won’t get you into trouble.

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