Most businesses need physical premises from which to trade (even those who principally operate online). Therefore, being able to find premises in the right location, which fits your business and falls within your financial parameters is essential.
The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 were made on the 26th March 2015. They introduced a change in the law whereby from the 1st April 2018, it will be unlawful to privately let residential and commercial properties with an EPC rating of ‘F’ or ‘G’, unless one of the exemptions detailed below applies.
It is important to note that the Regulations will not apply to properties that are not required to have an EPC or where a property is let for a period of less than six months or for a term of more than 99 years.
For most businesses, the renting of a commercial property represents a major financial decision. Whether you are renting a commercial property to run an office, a shop, a restaurant or a warehouse, making sure you understand your rights and responsibilities is crucial to the long-term success of your business. This short guide has been created to provide some helpful tips and advice to guide you through the process and protect your business.
Question I am a landlord of a business premises and I granted a lease which excludes my tenant’s right to automatically renew the lease at the end of its term. My tenant has granted a sub-lease which does not exclude the right of automatic renewal and is in breach of the main lease. I want…