Business Lease Templates


Read what Net Lawman says about business leases and its property templates:

"Our business leases integrate the draftsman's 20-years of experience of letting commercial property with a comprehensive legal framework that provides excellent protection for the landlord and a wide range of options to suit almost all requirements. All the templates include the provisions you would expect as standard, such as one for a guarantor, and each comes with full guidance notes that explain your options. 

Unless otherwise stated, every lease is for a term for any period up to and including seven years. Provided the term is seven years or less, it does not need to be registered at the Land Registry. Leases over seven years must be registered and stamp duty land tax will apply."

Template: Restaurant Lease Agreement

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"This letting agreement is for any property with a commercial kitchen. That is, a restaurant, café, delicatessen or fast food outlet. The lease allows for the property to have space used for other business purposes too, such as offices above. Term: 1-7 years. Features: guarantor; break provision; rent review options; option for assignment; sub-letting not allowed; ss 24-28 opt-out; draft agreement for security deposit; schedule covering kitchen and cooking equipment.draft agreement for security deposit; schedule covering kitchen and cooking equipment. This agreement does not cover additional space let for residential use by the tenant. For that, see Shop in parade with residential space or Pub or restaurant with flat over."

Template: Shop Lease Agreement

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"This is a lease for a self contained lock-up shop that does not require provisions for service charge recovery. It could be in a parade or detached. It may be pure retail or it may have offices or other business space attached. The lease is suitable for Use Classes A1, A2, A3, and A5. Features: short term: 1 to 7 years; guarantor; break provision; rent review options; option for assignment; sub-letting not allowed; ss 24-28 opt-out; draft agreement for security deposit. This lease should be used to let a shop or retail unit that does not share services or facilities with neighbouring units owned by the same landlord. The shop itself may be part of a parade of other shops owned by other landlords, or it may be stand-alone."

Template: Business Lease: land, either vacant or with plant or buildings

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"This is a lease of land for any business use, for example, plant or equipment storage, to a scrap yard, to a garden centre or timber yard or farmers’ marketplace. The agreement provides for use of any buildings and/or items of plant on the property."

Template: Car Park Lease Agreement

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"This professionally drawn lease is specifically for a car or lorry park. It provides for practical matters relating to the parking infrastructure on the land and how the park will be operated. This car or lorry park lease is suitable for letting any land used for parking vehicles, from a temporary building site to a warehouse with an extensive outside area to a formally laid out, permanent park. The agreement allows for existing buildings or items of plant (e.g. an office or car wash) to be included within the lease. It ensures that the property is maintained - for example, with respect to fencing and security features."

Template: Workshop Lease Agreement

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"This is a comprehensive and easy to use lease for letting a workshop, barn or other self contained building of any size, e.g. industrial, storage, mixed use, factory, warehouse, light industrial unit, car repair garage, machining workshop, aircraft hangar etc., which does not share services with any other unit. The building could be used for anything: from a .Term: 1-7 years. Includes: guarantor provision; break provision; rent review options; ss 24-28 opt-out; options for assignment; no sub-letting; no management or service charge. The lease has been drawn to prefer the interest of the landlord rather than the tenant."

Template: Mixed Use Lease: shop in parade with residential space

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"This is a comprehensive lease for letting a shop or other retail unit with a flat attached or maisonette above for the tenant to live. The shop could be used for any purpose under Use Classes A1, A2, A3, and A5; for example: sale of goods, restaurant, cafe or sale of services (e.g. estate agency or PC repair)."

Template: Business Lease: shop in parade

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"This lease is for letting a single shop or retail unit in a multi-tenant parade owned by the same landlord. The shop could be used for any purpose under Use Classes A1, A2, A3, and A5; for example: sale of goods, restaurant, cafe or sale of services (e.g. estate agency or PC repair). Any upper parts of the building are let separately."

Template: Business Lease: unit on industrial estate/business park

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"This is a professionally drawn lease for a unit in use classes B1, B2, B8 located on a business park or industrial estate. The unit could be used for any purpose, whether as a workshop, a factory, a depot or a warehouse. It could be one of a block under one roof or a stand-alone building. The agreement includes the use of shared services on the park or estate, such as security, access roads, signs and parking."

Template: Business Lease: suite of offices

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"This lease is for letting part of a multi-tenanted building for offices or business purposes. The building could be a modern office block or offices above retail space. Typically, each tenant would be a separate business letting a suite of rooms or one or more floors of a dedicated office building. However, it could be equally used for letting a space in any sort of commercial premises with other tenants installed. It includes service charge provisions to provide 100% recovery of service costs."

Template: Lease Agreement: pub or restaurant with flat over

Read what Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is an agreement for letting a public house or restaurant that has residential accommodation included as part of the property. The premises may be in an urban shop frontage, on a stand-alone site or in the countryside. The agreement is drawn for maximum protection of landlord’s interests. It is very thorough with many simple options where choices are possible. As drawn, it favours the landlord rather than the tenant. Where relevant, we have included matters relating to licences and the Licensing Act 2003."

Template: Office Lease Agreement: self contained building

Read what Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is an easy to use lease for letting the whole of an office building to only one tenant for business purposes. This lease should be used where you have a single tenant renting a detached building as offices. It is easy to edit, comprehensive in coverage of important issues, and has been drawn to prefer the interest of the landlord where possible, rather than that of the tenant."

Template: Business Lease: offices above shop

Read what Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is a comprehensive, easy to use business premises lease for letting a separate office or storage space in the same premises as a shop or other work space. The term should be between 1 and 7 years. There is no provision for shared services or service charge recovery."

Template: Agreement to Exclude Security of Tenure: set of forms

Read what Net Lawman says about this template:

"These forms allow you to remove by mutual agreement the tenant's right to security of tenure. They follow the process required for compliance with Regulatory Reform Regulations 2003. This pack contains all you need in order to set up a lease that excludes security of tenure under the 2004 regulations. It can either be used as is, or can be used in conjunction with our Forms to surrender a tenancy."

Template: Deed of Variation of Lease

Read what Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is a simple deed of agreement between a landlord and a business tenant to change the terms of any lease. It provides the structure for you to insert the actual changes you want to make. We include text for some of the commonest reasons to need this document. The original lease can be for any property, and for any length of time. The document is a deed rather than a contract under hand because a lease is a deed and to amend one requires another."

Template: Assignment of Lease

Read what Net Lawman says about this template:

"This document allows the transfer of a commercial property or business lease between two parties. It can be used either as a stand-alone deal or as part of a bigger transaction such as a business sale. It is designed to obtain the consent of the landlord as well as the incoming and outgoing tenants. If you try and pass obligations without a formal agreement such as this one, you may be in breach of the terms and the landlord may take action against you or forfeit the lease. Commonly, a lease would be assigned from the seller to the purchaser when a business is sold, but there are many other situations when this document could be used."


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