Business lease

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A lease of land for any business use, for example, plant or equipment storage or a scrap yard. The lease provides for use of any buildings and/or items of plant on the property. Features: guarantor; break provision; rent review options; options for assignment and sub-letting; draft agreement for security deposit.
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About this land lease

This land lease is for letting land that may or may not include buildings or items of plant and machinery. The property could be used for any purpose, from plant or equipment storage, to a scrap yard, to a garden centre or timber yard or farmers’ marketplace.

This is a professionally drawn, very comprehensive lease with massive legal protection for the landlord including a long menu of “do’s” and “don’ts”.

This lease is not a compromise between the interests of the parties. It prefers the landlord’s interest. We think that is the best start point. If you wish to make concessions to your tenant, that is fine, but we want you have those choices.

It includes service charge provisions to provide 100% recovery of service costs.

Similar lease agreements

We offer a different version of this lease for letting a car park or lorry park. See: Car park lease agreement.

Key features

Plain English is used throughout except where it is necessary to use legal terms common in this field of law.

The key features of this agreement can be summarised as:

  • standard guarantor
  • options for transfer or assignment to another party
  • sub-letting forbidden
  • option to include a break clause for premature termination by the tenant
  • a choice of options for rent reviews

The law in this land lease

Commercial leases differ significantly from residential leases. Residential leases are highly regulated. In contrast, commercial leases are governed chiefly by common law and are very loosely regulated. The rights and obligations of the landlord and tenant are mainly a matter of agreement between the parties. There are no statutory requirements to register your lease, but either party may register a lease of three years or more.

Land lease contents

This template is comprehensive, providing alternative choices for important decisions.

The contents include 25 main provisions and 2 schedules covering:

  • rent: amount, other payments, interest on overdue rent, periodic review
  • condition and repair
  • tenant's positive obligations
  • restrictions on tenant: prohibited activities on the property
  • signs and advertisements
  • goods and vehicles
  • assignment of the lease
  • indemnities by the tenant
  • security deposit
  • insurance
  • access for landlord
  • guarantor
  • termination: default notice by landlord; provision for premature termination (a break clause)
  • forfeiture

Schedule 1: rights reserved

Schedule 2: draft agreement for a security deposit agreement

Sample business leaseFront cover

Recent reviews

Does the Job
19 July 2023
Yes. Deliver what it says on the box.
Jess Rudd
Review of the United Kingdom version
Great Service
15 October 2018
I needed an agreement asap. The document was very easy to alter to add in the specific information.
Amelia Louden
Review of the New Zealand version
Covers requirements
27 December 2017
It incorporates all required for my needs
Angela Instone
Review of the United Kingdom version
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