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  • Writer's pictureRaphael Collazo

How to negotiate a commercial lease renewal?

Negotiating a commercial lease renewal can be a complex process, as it involves balancing the interests of both the landlord and the tenant. Here are some steps you can follow when negotiating a commercial lease renewal:

  1. Review the current lease - Before negotiating a renewal, it's important to thoroughly review the current lease agreement to understand the terms and conditions that are in place. This will help you identify any issues or areas of concern that you may want to address during the negotiation process.

  2. Consider your business needs - Think about the needs of your business and how they may have changed since you first signed the lease. For example, you may need more or less space, or you may want to negotiate different terms for utilities or maintenance.

  3. Research the market - It's important to have a good understanding of what other commercial properties in the area are charging for rent. This will give you a sense of what a fair rent would be for your business.

  4. Negotiate with the landlord - Once you have a clear understanding of your business needs and the market, you can start negotiating with the landlord. Be prepared to make compromises, as the landlord will also have their own interests to consider.

  5. Get the agreement in writing - It's important to get any agreements you reach with the landlord in writing, either as an amendment to the current lease or as a new lease agreement. This will help protect your interests and ensure that both parties are clear on the terms of the renewal.

Overall, the key to negotiating a successful commercial lease renewal is to be prepared, communicate clearly, and be willing to make compromises to reach an agreement that works for both parties. Working with a commercial real estate agent can help improve your chances of achieving a favorable lease renewal.

If you're leasing commercial space in Louisville, KY, and its surrounding areas and your lease end date is upcoming, I'd love to review your existing agreement to see if there are items we can negotiate with your Landlord! Feel free to give me a call at (502) 536-7315 or email me at

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