For over 15 years, we have been speaking at franchise shows across North America about real estate leasing.
It should come as no surprise that rent can be one of your three major business expenses, if not the largest.
In Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals for Dummies, it is shown that the leasing process can take differing amounts of time, depending on whether you are opening your first or fifth franchise store location.
As a franchisee and tenant, you may already have some preconceived notions about commercial leasing. Here are some things that no one (except The Lease Coach) tells a franchise tenant:
Measure twice so you only pay once. That is to say, some landlords are over-charging franchisee tenants for more square footage than the tenant actually has. Are you paying too much?
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