Commercial Leasing

Leasing property is a major investment decision, affecting the bottom line of most businesses. Property transactions involve a significant financial commitment and leases are complex, often fraught with potential problems. 

What we do

With extensive experience in all aspects of commercial, industrial, and retail leasing, we help simplify the complexities that come with the leases. We work with businesses in the preparation, negotiation and entering into lease agreements. As a team we have acted for commercial, industrial, and retail tenants and landlords in drafting lease documentations, negotiating leases, enforcing the terms and conditions of a lease, and representing clients in disputes between tenant and landlord. We take great pride in the enduring partnerships we’ve established with our clients, as well as in the broad spectrum of individuals and businesses we provide counsel to.

How Baybridge can help with real estate

How can Baybridge help me?

Our Commercial Property expertise and services include the following:

Why choose Baybridge?

Our lawyers have a deep understanding of IP law and its importance to businesses. We can help you safeguard your intangible assets and keep your offerings unique.

From brand selection advice to portfolio management, licensing agreements to litigation for infringement, we offer a comprehensive range of IP services to meet your needs.

Our goal is to help you protect your valuable IP assets and grow your business. We are dedicated to providing high-quality services and achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

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Purchase of Rent Rolls

We understand that selling a property management portfolio can be difficult and time-consuming. Understanding the unique intricacies of acquiring a significant asset ensures that the process goes as smoothly as possible; we work with you to guide you through each step. We manage the process from assisting with negotiating the agreement, drafting the purchase contract, and managing the settlement process. Our involvement ensures you are in safe hands, allowing you to focus on managing and growing your business, as well as your new portfolio of clients.

Succession Planning

Real Estate Agencies are unlike any other business, and planning the next stage for your agency requires careful analysis and consideration. Although sometimes emotional, succession planning is a vital part of business planning. We are here to guide and support you through this transition with advice on the best succession plan for you and your team. Once the right plan is in place, we assist with Shareholder Agreements, Buy Back Agreements, and other contracts you may need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the questions we hear most often. If you’ve got a question that isn’t covered, hit us up and we’ll be happy to help.
Yes, providing all parties agree, terms can be changed via a variation of contract.
All commercial leases have a permitted use provision. This includes the local government zoning rules and what is authorised by the landlord.
If the lease is over three years, it must be registered with the Land Registry Services within three months after you return the signed lease to the landlord or their agent.
An additional document that outlines the main points of the lease, such as the term, amount and frequency of rent payments and responsibility for things like fit-out costs.

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Christian Bird

Special Counsel | Commercial

Christian Bird brings real world experience to his role as a senior franchising and general commercial lawyer. Christian understands the commercial challenges faced by franchisors having watched his father successfully found and grow a national franchise system that has been in operation for over 30 years. As a result, he is uniquely placed to assist franchising clients with the myriad of legal challenges they face. Christian has experience working with franchisors across Australia and internationally in a range of industries.