Whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing one, you understand the importance of finding the right piece of real estate. Once you do find the right location for your business—whether it is a retail store, office building, or another type of facility—there are many factors you must consider before you move in.
One of the most important first steps is to negotiate your lease agreement. Negotiating the terms of a commercial lease is not only beneficial for you, but it is usually expected. Through the negotiation process, you may be able gain concessions from the landlord. For example, you might be able to negotiate a cap on rent increases. Or you may be able to negotiate who pays for improvements to the property.
In addition to negotiating the lease agreement, you should also understand the zoning laws. Ohio commercial zoning laws impact everything from the type of activity your business can conduct to the size and placement of signs. Before you sign a lease, you should ensure that your business can and will comply with the zoning laws.
Negotiating the lease and understanding zoning laws are just two of the many factors you must consider in the area of commercial real estate. As a business owner, you want to make sure you are dotting the I’s and crossing the t’s every step of the way. Commercial real estate matters can, however, be quite complex. To ensure that your business is protected, you should consider consulting an experienced attorney.
The attorneys at Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC can help. Our firm specializes in business and commercial law. We have represented small business, entrepreneurs, and individuals throughout Ohio in a variety of real estate disputes. We handle matters such as zoning, construction, financing, acquisition and sale of real estate, and appropriation. Using our skills and experience, we can also help you negotiate the terms of a lease and resolve contract disputes.
Our team is committed to providing every one of our clients with sophisticated, individualized, and responsive legal representation. Moreover, we will ensure that you have the information you need to make the best decisions for your business. To learn more about how Dinn, Hochman & Potter, LLC can assist you, please visit our commercial real estate page.