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The dangers of rushing commercial lease negotiations

There are many time pressures New Mexico business owners can face when trying to lease space for their company. This could tempt them to simply push through lease negotiations as fast as they can once they find a space they like. However, it is important to keep level-headed and give such negotiations the time and attention they deserve.

Rushing through lease negotiations and putting speed above all else can create dangers for a business owner. It could increase the chances of:

  • Misunderstanding the ultimate terms of the lease: This could set the table for some unpleasant surprises further down the road.
  • Failing to include important protective terms in the lease: Not having a lease that is well-tailored to your situation could leave your business unprotected in some critical ways.
  • Signaling panic to the landlord: If a landlord senses you are desperate, it could weaken your bargaining position in negotiations.

What happens in negotiations for a commercial lease can have major long-term impacts for a business owner and his or her company. So, it is important to not sacrifice handling negotiations the right way in the name of speed.

Among the things business owners may want to do to make sure they are handling lease negotiations in a way consistent with their company’s well-being is to seek out the help of a skilled real estate attorney. Such lawyers can give business owners guidance on what can be done in negotiations to help with both the goals of handling matters in a timely manner and keeping one’s interests properly protected.

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