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7 Things Self-Managed Retail Landlords Must Know Before Lease Renewal

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It is more often than not a very profitable and rewarding experience to manage a property on your own. It can be difficult for someone with no experience in the rental industry to manage a rental property. Take the time to learn the ropes if you find yourself in this situation.

The first step for an inexperienced property manager would be to learn the responsibilities of the landlord, especially what they must know before lease renewal.

Are the premises defined as a Retail Shop under the Retail Shop Leases Act?

Landlords and tenants have rights and obligations under the Retail Act, and it is important to be aware of what constitutes a retail asset and whether the Act applies.

Are you monitoring market forces for similar assets?

Monitoring market forces for similar assets is crucial before lease renewal. The team at Retailspace Property are here to help guide you through this process.

What that could mean for you and your tenant(s) at the next lease expiry?

Markets can rise and fall and it’s important to stay abreast of change happening in a dynamic property industry.

If the tenant vacates, what is a realistic assumption as to releasing prospects, tenant incentives, and all costs to release?

Replacing a tenant who vacates can be costly, including lost rent while a replacement is found. It is important to be aware of all costs including any incentives required to attract a replacement tenant, and other costs such as agent leasing and marketing costs, legal fees, and sometimes, the landlord’s works as part of the tenant’s fit out.

What is your tenant’s Business Plan and their competitive point of difference to remain successful?

An understanding of your tenants key measurables and their ability to succeed in a competitive retail environment, allows you to manage the risk.

Tenant Guarantees - personal and/or Bank Guarantee - are they in place?

Are your tenant guarantees, whether they’re personal and/or bank guarantees in place? This is paramount before lease renewals. Retailspace Property is here to help make that process easier.

Is the tenant upgrading their fit-out?

A modern and relevant fitout is essential for the tenant to retain and capture new customers.

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