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Commercial Property

Are you a landlord, a commercial tenant, or looking to buy or sell your commercial property?

Whether you’re looking to preserve the value of your asset, or trying to find the right premises for your Christchurch business, Godfreys Law can help.

Before Signing A Commercial Lease

So you’ve found a good spot to do business, but do you know what you are signing up for? If you’re looking to lease, we can review your leasing agreement, demystify the legalese, and make sure you’re aware of your rights and obligations.

For example, if you make alterations to the commercial premises you’re leasing, like installing partitions, or adding a customer service counter, are you expected to restore everything to the way it was when your lease ends? If there are any Reinstatement clauses, or other expectations in your commercial lease, we can make sure you know about them before you sign.

Preparing A Commercial Lease

As a commercial property owner, do you know if your lease agreement covers your responsibilities under the application legislation? Does your lease accurately outline what you expect from your tenants? Are you using a free, generic commercial lease agreement you found online?

If you want the ability to enforce clauses when tenants step out of line, you need a customised lease, tailored to your property. Our experience within Christchurch’s commercial property sector means we can actively reduce your exposure to risk, saving you time and energy while protecting your investment.

Buying or Selling Commercial Property

Looking to buy, sell or develop commercial property? Godfreys Law can work with your bank or mortgage broker to move your project to the next step. Working with your Accountant, our due diligence and checking the fine print of your purchase or sale agreements will make sure your next transaction is a smooth one.

Real businesses. Real solutions.

Commercial Advice and Expertise

Business investments require sound decisions based on professional advice. The sooner you ask for and heed that advice, the better. For almost 150 years, Godfreys Law has been helping businesses around Canterbury, giving owners like you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions.

Whether you want the right structure to venture into the commercial property market, need help with dispute resolution or dealing with local authority issues, choose Christchurch’s experienced commercial legal team. Contact Godfreys Law  today on 03 366 7469.