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Commercial Lease Lawyer

Commercial leasing can be a time-consuming process. It’s important to have an experienced and knowledgeable commercial lease lawyer by your side. Whether you’re a landlord looking to lease out a property, or a tenant seeking to rent a commercial space, we can help.

Prosper Law provides comprehensive legal advice and representation to clients for commercial leasing transactions. Our lawyers for contracts team can guide you through every step of the leasing process. From negotiating the terms of a commercial or retail lease to resolving disputes, contact our team for legal advice.

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Our Commercial Lease Legal Services


Drafting Commercial Lease Agreements

One of the key areas we provide legal assistance to our clients is in drafting and negotiating commercial leases. A well-drafted lease can help to avoid future disputes and ensure that your interests are protected.

Our team of commercial lease lawyers have the skills and experience to draft your lease agreement terms.

We will ensure your agreement is compliant with legal requirements, including if the Retail Leases Act applies or if you have requirements from your financier.


Reviewing Commercial Leases

Commercial lease terms are often lengthy and complicated. We aim to take the complexity out of the terms and explain them in plain English.

If you choose to have our commercial leasing lawyers review your commercial lease and negotiate the terms, we will explain the changes along the way and confirm your instructions.

When you submit a request for legal services, we will scope out and confirm your requirements. Contact our friendly team for a fixed-fee quote today.


Commercial Lease Disputes

Our lawyers provide advice and guidance on issues such as rent reviews, lease renewals, and options to renew, as well as advising on any relevant regulations and compliance requirements.

We provide legal representation for commercial lease disputes.

Contact our commercial legal team if you need help resolving a lease dispute.


Lease Negotations

Our contract lawyers are skilled negotiators. We can provide legal representation in negotiations to get the best outcome.

Our services take into account any business or operationally critical terms. For example, if the success of your business is reliant on competitors not being allowed to lease too close to you, this should be added to the lease.

You may also require the option to expand the footprint of your commercial lease in the expectation of growing your business.

What is process of entering into a Commercial Lease?

Agreement for Lease

Commercial leases need to be reviewed and negotiated. To enable lessors and lessees to agree to the main terms of the lease, they often enter into an agreement for lease. This is also known as a heads of agreement.

Prepare a commercial lease

A commercial lease is generally prepared by the lessor’s solicitors. Those terms will allocate risk between the lessor and lessee. They commonly address matters such as insurance, make good obligations and rent reviews.

Review and negotiate lease terms

It is important to engage an experienced lawyer to review and negotiate lease terms. Leases are binding contractual agreements and often apply for several years.

Negotiating lease terms can lead to fairer contract terms. For example, make good obligations may need to be adjusted and lessees may want to consider charges for outgoings. It is also important for commercial leases to accurately reflect the agreement for lease.

What our clients say

Holly Teague
Holly Teague
Big Thank you to Krystal and Prosper Law for expediting my employment contract and getting it back to me within 48 hours. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for an employment lawyer.
Larissa Rogers
Larissa Rogers
I came across Prosper Law while searching for an Employment Lawyer for a recent dispute. I had the pleasure of working with both Krystal and Farrah and I am extremely grateful for their attention to detail and guidance throughout my matter.
Yatin Kulkarni
Yatin Kulkarni
Absolutely fantastic work by Carlyn Sicat and Farrah Motley by turning around the review of my Contract within 24 hours. Crystal clear recommendations and therefore didn't need any follow up. Highly recommended recommend them if you need an employment lawyer!
Connor Summers
Connor Summers
Our business needed urgent legal advice for several employment law matters. Prosper Law’s employment contract lawyers were quick to respond, offered a fixed fee price for their legal services and were able to achieve a great result for our business. For any employers looking for a quality employment law firm, we highly recommend the team at Prosper Law.
Jane Gentle
Jane Gentle
If you are looking to hire a legal counsel on retainer, I highly recommend the Prosper Law legal team. Having engaged with Prosper at work over the past 5 months, I have found them to be great in-house lawyers and who know their stuff when it comes to contract reviews, employment law advice and marketing and consumer law… and they’re reasonably priced
Liam Devonshire
Liam Devonshire
I needed a business sale lawyer to help me sell my business on short notice. They drafted a business sale agreement for me. Courtney was quick to reply, explained the process to me and was great to deal with. If anyone is after a good M&A lawyer, definitely reach out to Prosper Law.
I needed the advice of a contract lawyer based in Sydney quickly for a difficult client contract. Farrah responded to my query very quickly and efficiently and helped me resolve the liability issue with the client in a very short time. I highly recommend her efficient and thorough service.
Chris Pearson
Chris Pearson
I contacted Prosper Law because I needed a contract lawyer in Brisbane for an issue with a building contract. Farrah and Micaela are experienced contract lawyers and were polite, professional, and provided my advice quickly. They provided me with a fixed fee quote with no hidden costs for the legal work and spoke to the QBCC on my behalf. Thank you to the Prosper Law team for giving me detailed advice that was good value and very helpful!!! Highly recommended and will be using them in the future for all my legal needs.
Highly recommended. They offered me reliable and useful legal advice free of charge. Thank you once again, Michael, for your service.
Vijesh cj
Vijesh cj
I approached Farrah with a query regarding my employment contract. She was patient in her dealings and took the time to read the contract fully and understand my side of the story before giving her legal advice. I am happy with my overall experience of working with Farrah.

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Commercial Lease FAQs

What kind of commercial lease documents can your team help with?

Our commercial lease review services are aimed to answer your questions. We will also address the following lease terms and issues:

  • rent reviews (frequency, increase amounts and independent reviews)
  • lease term (commencement and end date) and any option periods
  • lease incentives
  • obligations of the lessor and lessee regarding the maintenance of the leased property
  • make good obligations of the lessee
  • termination rights
  • any obligations regarding insurance
  • indemnities and liability obligations
  • rights to sublease or assign a lease
  • any other unusual or onerous obligations
  • who is paying for the legal costs associated with preparing and registering the lease

Our services take into account any business or operationally critical terms. For example, if the success of your business is reliant on competitors not being allowed to lease too close to you, this should be added to the lease. You may also require the option to expand the footprint of your commercial lease in the expectation of growing your business.

Can you draft sublease documents?

If you are a tenant and want to sublease your rented property, we can draft sublease documents. A sublease needs to be prepared by professional commercial lease lawyers.

Any obligations that are placed on you by the lessor need to be passed down to the subtenant. Further, your costs for the sublease should be paid for by the subtenant.

We can assist in drafting and reviewing commercial and retail leases. Our lease reviews take into account the type of property, the length of the lease, and any special requirements or restrictions.

We will also answer any questions you have regarding the lease terms.

What are the benefits of engaging a lawyer to review my commercial lease?

Commercial leases often apply to a leasing arrangement for several years. Over this time, the commercial rental market will change and so may the rent that you are required to pay. You may also have invested in upgrading the commercial space to suit your business.

Given the significant investment you will be required to make and the impact a lease may have on the success of your business, a commercial lease review can provide peace of mind for a low cost.

Even if commercial lease terms are not able to be changed, a review will make you aware of your rights and obligations. This will ensure that if you do proceed with the lease, you will be fully informed going into the transaction.

How much do your commercial lease lawyers charge?

We are a fixed fee law firm and will provide you with an upfront fixed fee price.

Prices vary depending on whether you need commercial lease agreements drafted from scratch or documents for retail leases. You can expect to pay between $550 to $4,500 plus GST for legal services from an experienced commercial lease lawyer.

Can you help with commercial leasing issues?

Yes, our legal team helps landlords and tenants with issues relating to lease agreements and leased property. If you have a dispute, contact our team today and find out how we can help you.

Does the Fair Work Act cover employment law?

Yes, the Fair Work Act is a key piece of legislation that covers employment law.