Commercial Lease Lawyers
We’re the Leading Commercial Lease & Property Solicitors You can Rely on To Protect Your Best Interests.
Navigating Australia’s commercial lease laws is complicated even for experienced commercial landlords and tenants. With dense legal jargon and updated regulations making commercial lease law more complex than ever, you need an experienced commercial lease lawyer on your side.
Need help drafting a commercial lease contract? Have your tenants breached their lease? Do you need a mediator for a complex lease dispute?
At Green & Associates, we speak your language. Our commercial lawyers are experts in commercial lease matters and have handled many complex cases, including early termination, rental relief, resolving disputes and more. We’re up to date with the latest commercial lease regulations including measures introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, so you can rest assured our team will thoroughly explain your rights and find the best possible resolution for your case.
With a 97% success rate across over 1,500 cases, our team have combined over 40 years of experience to deliver consistently exceptional results for our clients. We go the extra mile to provide transparent fees, clear communication and regular updates to keep you in the loop throughout the process.
Our client base includes busy retail centres, large commercial businesses, office buildings, small family businesses, and more. With professional connections across finance, banking and commercial law, we’re the commercial lease solicitor you need on your team.
Contact Green & Associates and get a leading commercial lease lawyer in your corner today.
Green & Associates Solicitors Experience and Success
- In addition to the below, we have acted against all major landlords, including retail public companies, in lease disputes;
- We have run dozens of successful claims for Regulatory COVID-19 relief during the pandemic;
- We structure leases and incentive deeds for hospitality, professional services, retail and adult industry businesses; negotiated leases and lease disputes on behalf of real estate agents and agencies.
Negotiated Neighbouring Lot Acquisitions with Complex Financial Arrangements
In a complex and intricate transaction, we successfully negotiated and settled a series of call option agreements for the simultaneous acquisition of neighbouring lots in the Central Coast, with a view to their redevelopment. This process involved not only intricate financial arrangements but also on-sale provisions. Our legal expertise enabled us to navigate these complexities, ensuring a seamless acquisition process.
Commercial Property Purchases with Complex Financial Arrangements
We have acted on numerous commercial property purchases, where we were responsible for drafting Agreement for Lease documents and managing complex financial arrangements. Our meticulous attention to detail and legal acumen ensured that these transactions proceeded smoothly and that our clients’ interests were protected.
Alternate Loan Agreements and Unregistered Mortgages
We provided invaluable advice to borrowers involved in alternate loan agreements, including “caveat loans,” a complex financial arrangement that requires a deep understanding of property law. This expertise allowed us to guide our clients through these arrangements, ensuring their interests were safeguarded.
Interstate Commercial Property Purchases
Our services extended beyond state borders as we have acted in interstate commercial property purchases in Victoria and Queensland. Navigating the intricacies of different legal systems, we facilitated these acquisitions, providing our clients with a seamless and efficient experience.
At Green & Associates Solicitors, we act and advise on a wide range of matters. We provide in-house advice to sole traders and companies on a range of matters, including:
- employment-law issues (i.e. enforcing or dispute a restraint of trade clause for previous or new employees);
- compliance and regulatory issues (i.e. licencing and underquoting breaches)
- criminal matters;
- property matters;
- defamation proceedings; and
- all types of commercial matters (i.e. drafting shareholder agreements).
Contact us (02) 8080 7585 if you require support with any commercial matters or legal advice.
Why choose Green & Associates?
At Green & Associates, we deliver results. We make it easy to negotiate a lease, manage disputes, and obtain approvals while protecting your rights.
We employ proven techniques and creative strategies to get the best outcome for all our clients. Thanks to our exceptional track record, we’ve developed strong relationships with some of Sydney’s finest judicial officers, prosecutors and civil litigation barristers. We know how to leverage our connections to get the best result for our clients, making us the commercial lease lawyer Sydney residents trust with their cases.
Take a look at our main service areas below:
What can a commercial lease lawyer do for you?
Entering a commercial lease is a big commitment. Whether you’re an experienced commercial landlord or a small family business, it’s important to understand your rights and how different commercial laws can affect you.
Our commercial lease lawyers offer a range of services for shopping centres, small businesses, retail stores and commercial office buildings.
Services for landlords
Whether you’re drafting a new lease or managing a dispute, we’ll ensure your assets are looked after.
Creating a lease. We’ll work with you to draft a comprehensive lease that effectively incorporates your needs and requirements.
Lease negotiations. We’ll ensure your rights are protected during lease negotiations with tenants and other parties.
Lease renewal. We make it easy to renew your existing lease and make any necessary amendments.
Coordinating bank guarantees. Bank guarantees are a great way to secure payment from tenants. Leave the paperwork to us — we’ll coordinate an ironclad bank guarantee for your lease.
Lease breaches. We’ll help you enforce penalties for lease breaches and ensure your lease conditions are upheld.
Mediation. We’ll provide expert guidance to get a fair result if you’re in conflict with tenants or other stakeholders.
Obtaining approvals. We’ll make sure you have all the necessary approvals for your lease and keep your approvals up to date.
Services for tenants
Make sure your rights are upheld and avoid unexpected costs with a Green & Associates commercial lease solicitor in Sydney.
Lease reviews. We’ll review your lease before signing to ensure you get a fair deal.
Negotiating leases. We can help you every step of the way if you need to negotiate a lease agreement.
Rent reviews. Are you overpaying? Our commercial lease solicitors will ensure you’re paying the right amount for your rental.
Terminating your lease. We can help you safely and securely terminate your lease within the bounds of your agreement and reach an amicable solution with your landlord.
Get the best terms and conditions. Don’t settle for an unfair agreement. Have our team look at your lease and negotiate your best possible terms.
Conflict resolution. We can mediate disputes with your landlord to ensure conflicts are resolved quickly and fairly.
FAQs about commercial lease laws
Should I consult a commercial lease lawyer before signing a lease?
We strongly recommend getting legal advice before signing a commercial lease to ensure all parties understand their rights.
Commercial leases are complicated long-term agreements. It’s important to ensure your rights are upheld throughout your lease.
A lease check gives everyone a clear sense of their responsibilities, which can reduce the chance of disagreements down the track.
Some commercial leases carry hidden costs and regulations that can require mediation. Getting your lease checked before signing reduces the chance of unnecessary conflict.
Consulting a commercial lease lawyer allows you to customise your lease agreement with any unique and important specifications. This ensures your rights are properly looked after and takes the weight of negotiation off your shoulders.
Are commercial lease laws different in each state?
What is a bank guarantee for a commercial lease?
A bank guarantee is an agreement that the tenant’s bank will pay an agreed-upon amount to the tenant’s landlord if the tenant breaks the lease conditions — for example if the tenant cannot make a payment. Bank guarantees provide security for landlords by ensuring that payment will not be hindered if the tenant experiences financial hardship.
Bank guarantees can be used in addition to or in place of personal guarantees or security bonds, depending on the conditions of the lease. Tenants generally provide security to the bank through commercial assets or real estate.
What should I do if my landlord doesn't respond to my requests?
If your landlord doesn’t respond to your requests, we recommend sending a registered letter. Sending a registered letter provides proof of mailing which shows that you have attempted to contact your landlord. It also acts as evidence if you need to take legal action down the line.
We also suggest contacting your landlord’s property management company. If this fails, we recommend consulting with one of our expert commercial lease lawyers to discuss your options.
How can I get out of my lease?
If you’re a tenant who needs to get out of their lease, you must obtain a mutual agreement between you and your landlord.
There are two main ways to obtain a mutual lease termination agreement.
- Early exit settlement. See if your landlord is open to receiving a financial settlement for terminating your lease. The amount will have to be agreed upon in the form of a surrender of lease document signed by both parties.
- Find a tenant to take over your lease. Another option is finding another tenant to take over the remainder of your current lease. Your landlord may choose to use your current lease or create a new lease for the next tenant.
We’ll negotiate a fair lease termination between you and your landlord. Get in touch with our expert commercial lease lawyers for more information.