Business lease: suite of offices

This lease is for letting part of a multi-tenanted building for offices or business purposes. The building could be a modern office block or offices above retail space. Features: guarantor provision; break provision; rent review options; draft agreement for a security deposit; options for assignment; no sub-letting.

Suitable for use in: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA
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About this lease

This lease has been drawn for letting a suite of rooms, or a whole floor, of a multi-tenanted building for business use. The building could be a modern office “block” or a refurbished older building.

Although drawn by reference to office use, the lease can be adapted very easily to any multi let commercial building.

This is a professionally drawn, very comprehensive lease with massive legal protection for the landlord including a long menu of “do’s” and “don’ts”.

This lease is not a compromise between the interests of the parties. It prefers the Landlords interest. We think that is the best start point. If you wish to make concessions to your tenant, that is fine, but we want you have those choices.

It includes service charge provisions to provide 100% recovery of service costs.

If you are letting for more than three years, you will need to register your completed lease. The address of the office is below. The staff at the registration office are helpful and the process is simple. You can do that yourself too.

However, the tenant must have taken legal advice from a solicitor. That is no reason why you should pay a solicitor $5,000 too. However, if you are concerned, you can still take your Net Lawman lease to your solicitor for advice in any area that worries you. We do not claim to replace solicitors but merely to empower you to do what legal you can do personally.

Similar business lease agreements

If you are letting an entire office building to a single tenant, look at Self contained office lease agreement.

If your building is one of several you own on the same estate, look at this lease template. This includes service charge recovery provisions.

Key features

Plain English is used throughout except where it is necessary to use legal terms common in this field of law.

The key features of this template can be summarised as:

  • standard guarantor
  • options for transfer or assignment to another party
  • sub-letting forbidden
  • option to include a break clause for premature termination by the tenant
  • a choice of options for rent reviews
  • a draft agreement for a security deposit has also been included

The law in this office lease

Most commercial leases are governed by property laws which are similar from one state to another. The exception is retail leases, which are subject to state/territory retail lease law,

If the term of this lease is longer than three years it must be registered at the Land Title Office at:

www.lpi.nsw.gov.au
www.nt.gov.au/justice/bdm/land_title_office/
www.nrw.qld.gov.au/property/index.html
www.landservices.sa.gov.au/
www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/ThemeNodes/JGAY-53CUVH?open
www.dse.vic.gov.au/property-titles-and-maps/land-titles-home
www.landgate.wa.gov.au/corporate.nsf/web/Conveyancing+Channel

Lease contents

This office lease is comprehensive, providing alternative choices for important decisions.

The contents include 25 provisions and 3 schedules covering:

  • rent: period, amount, other payments, interest on overdue rent, periodic review
  • condition and repair
  • tenant's positive obligations
  • restrictions on tenant: prohibited activities on the property
  • signs and advertisements
  • goods and vehicles
  • assignment of the lease
  • indemnities by the tenant
  • security deposit
  • insurance
  • access for landlord
  • guarantor
  • termination: default notice by landlord; provision for premature termination (a break clause)
  • forfeiture
  • stamp duty
  • Schedule 1: the service charge
  • Schedule 2: rights reserved
  • Schedule 3: draft agreement for a security deposit
Draftsman

This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current Australian law.

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