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  • Writer's pictureTanya S Osensky

Negotiate Flexibility into your Contracts Upfront

Alex found himself in a tight spot. With a year left on his office lease, he felt trapped with no way out. The problem? His rigid landlord refused to let him leave or find a subtenant.


In the world of commercial leases, disputes are common. Most lease negotiations focus on rent and economics, leaving critical clauses overlooked and under-negotiated. One such overlooked gem is the early termination option – a key to unlocking freedom.


Regrettably, Alex discovered this clause too late, when his leverage had diminished. Had he negotiated an early termination option beforehand, he could have walked away on his terms. But he had to settle for a costly buy-out that could have been avoided with foresight, when he had more leverage.


Don't be like Alex! Plan for the future and secure flexibility in advance.


Ask yourself, where do you see your business a year from now? Negotiating lease flexibility is the secret to staying agile and ready for unforeseen challenges.

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