A business owner got into a dispute with their landlord about the terms of their commercial Lease, and approached us to assist with the dispute resolution procedure.

Unfortunately, they had neglected to take legal advice prior to entering into the Lease, and discovered that the terms of the Lease predominantly favoured the landlord with regards to maintenance obligations and rent review procedure.

The Lease contained stringent dispute resolution procedures, which limited the options available to resolve the issues and the client incurred significant costs in arbitration. These costs would likely have been avoided if they had taken legal advice from the outset.

We are able to assist you with negotiating and drafting lease terms that will protect your interests, as well as documenting rent reviews, renewals, assignments, and variations of leases. 

We are experienced in assisting both landlords and tenants with issues arising out of Commercial leases.

Call us for a relaxed friendly chat on 04 4736 850 or email us at lawyers@raineycollins.co.nz