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Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business
     

Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business

by Janet Portman, Fred S. Steingold
 

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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;

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

Accounting Today
Shows you how to rewrite the boilerplate you're presented with to get the most flexibility at the lowest cost.
Bookwatch
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.
Sacramento Business Journal
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.
San Francisco Chronicle
Educate yourself about negotiating a lease through a book like [Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business ].
Booknews
Offers advice and strategies, in plain English, for negotiating a lease for a small business. Covers all aspects of the process, from evaluating potential space and landlords, to getting improvements, renewing the lease, and getting out before the lease ends. Explains how to keep future rents manageable and how to ensure costs are shared fairly among tenants, and warns about potential problems, such as responsibilities for environmental problems and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Includes checklists and worksheets. The authors are attorneys who have written other legal guides. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
Educate yourself about negotiating a lease through a book like [Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business ]." San Francisco Chronicle

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413302165
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
07/23/2005
Series:
Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
871,479
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.90(d)

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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