Everything you need to know about getting a Commercial Lease Review over Goodlawyer.
- What is a Commercial Lease Review?
- Pricing and Scope
- What is the Process?
- Why does my business need these documents?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Book your Commercial Lease Review
What is a Commercial Lease Review?
If your business needs to occupy a commercial space for any purpose, it’s almost a guarantee that you are going to lease the space and that means signing a Commercial Lease Agreement. These agreements are extremely complex, expensive, and could have severe impacts on your business down the road in terms of money and liability. Fortunately, Commercial Lease Agreements are usually negotiable, so getting your lease reviewed by a lawyer before you sign it could save you thousands and help you negotiate a better deal.
Booking a Commercial Lease Review starts with scheduling a time for a call, picking a lawyer, and submitting your agreement and questions. Your lawyer reviews your lease and returns a copy with comments and suggestions, then calls you at the scheduled time to explain their markup, give you advice, and discuss your options.
Pricing and scope
Starting at $880 + Tax
- Review and comments on your Commercial Lease Agreement (up to 25 pages)
- Follow-up call to advise you and answer questions
- Revisions or redrafting or your Lease Agreement
- Completing legal research or providing a formal written legal opinion
- Additional work or questions after the follow-up call
- Negotiating on your behalf
Your lawyer may recommend different or additional services, including a custom quote. Your approval for any additional work is always required and you will never be billed for services you didn't agree to. If your Commercial Lease Agreement is longer than 25 pages, your review might require a custom quote from a Good Lawyer.
Why book a Commercial Lease Review?
A lawyer can explain your lease to you in plain English and point out areas that might leave you exposed. Get a leg-up in negotiations to ensure your business interests are protected and minimize the chance of any surprises down the road.
Understand what you're signing (or signed).
Tenant liabilities can be tens of thousands of dollars. Even if your Lease is non-negotiable, understanding the limits of your protection under the contract is extremely important and could keep you from accidentally breaching your agreement.
What’s the process?
- Book your follow-up call. Pick a lawyer to review your contract and schedule a convenient time to discuss their findings.
- Upload your file. Send your contract and any relevant background information to your lawyer in a few clicks.
- Talk to your lawyer. Your lawyer will call you to discuss the contract, their comments, and answer your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Goodlawyer Service Fee work?
Because we believe in transparent pricing, we make our best effort to be upfront about additional fees and how they are calculated.
Can I send part of a document?
No. Commercial Leases are extremely detailed documents and your lawyer will need to review it completely in order to provide you with accurate and valuable advice.
What if my contract is longer than 25 pages?
If your contract is longer than 25 pages, the Good Lawyer you speak with will give you a custom quote so you know exactly how much it will cost before agreeing. Some Commercial Lease Agreements are extensively long and/or complex for various reasons, so we can only guarantee our $880 pricing for Commercial Lease Agreements that are 25 pages or less.
What kinds of things does a lawyer look for in a Lease Review?
Your lawyer will look out for key clauses that could affect your business, like anything that costs you money, obligates you to take certain actions, prevents you from doing certain things that are essential for your business, restricts your ability to market your business in the space, and what types of things are included / not included in the physical space you’re leasing.
What if I end up needing more than advice?
The majority of customers get the answers they need in a Commercial Lease Review, but some situations require more than advice. If you need something bigger like revisions to your contract or a completely new agreement drafted, your lawyer will give you an upfront fixed-price quote for the work. If you decide to proceed with the work, you don’t pay until after the job’s done.
Do I need a lawyer in my province?
For commercial tenancy related issues, it’s best to speak to a lawyer who has experience in your province. Goodlawyer has lawyers all over Canada with diverse experiences and specializations.
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Get it reviewed before signing.
Your lawyer will assess your situation and make sure this is the correct service for your needs.
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