Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Businessby Janet Portman, Fred S. Steingold
This practical handbook explains how to analyze space needs, find the ideal location and then get the best possible terms. Learn how to: determine the real cost of renting; keep future rent at manageable levels; get the most out of your broker and attorney; suggest alternatives to hefty security deposits;allocate responsibility and cost of fixing up your space;
This practical handbook explains how to analyze space needs, find the ideal location and then get the best possible terms. Learn how to: determine the real cost of renting; keep future rent at manageable levels; get the most out of your broker and attorney; suggest alternatives to hefty security deposits;allocate responsibility and cost of fixing up your space; negotiate flexibility to expand, renew or leave early; ensure costs are shared fairly among tenants; avoid dealing with costly code compliance and clean-ups; save your lease if you can't live up to it now and then
"Shows you how to rewrite the boilerplate you're presented with to get the most flexibility at the lowest cost." Accounting Today
"Relatively few books exist on negotiating commercial leases, and most only skim the process.... all advice and strategies needed to evaluate a commercial space and obtain a good lease is standard in Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business." Bookwatch
"A fine book on leasing... Portman and Steingold have crafted a dandy book for the aspiring entrepreneur as well as a valuable reference book for the seasoned businessperson." Sacramento Business Journal
Meet the Author
Nolo's Executive Editor, Janet Portman oversees editorial work on all Nolo books, articles, and websites. She specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant law, legal issues related to courts, and criminal law. She is the author or a coauthor of Every Landlord's Legal Guide, Every Landlord's Guide to Finding Great Tenants, First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home, Every Tenant's Legal Guide, Renters' Rights, Leases & Rental Agreements, The California Landlord's Law Book: Rights and Responsibilities, and California Tenants' Rights.
Portman received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. Before joining Nolo in 1994, she practiced law as a public defender.
Attorney Fred S. Steingold practices law in Ann Arbor, Michigan. HIs main practice areas are real estate law and business law. He is the author of several Nolo books, including Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business and The Employer's Legal Handbook, and serves on the advisory panel for Nolo's Essential Guide for Buying Your First Home.
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