Leasing food premises

Food premises are unique. They are subject to special food-related rules and regulations, which mean they need to contain a group of provisions that are fundamentally different than a standard lease. It is crucial for both landlord and tenant to understand the inherent differences between a food premises lease and standard leases, and to come to an understanding that reflects these differences.


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Frequently, prospective tenants assume that an imbalance of bargaining power between tenant and landlord means that terms of a lease aren't up for debate. But having a lease that reflects the reality of how you intend to use the space can be the difference between a long term landlord-tenant relationship and a failed business.

Your food business or organization has unique production needs and those issues need to be contemplated in your lease so that you can ensure that your environment is the best it can be.

Your food business or organization has unique production needs and those issues need to be contemplated in your lease so that you can ensure that your environment is the best it can be.

There is almost always an opportunity to fine-tune a lease so that it is consistent with a tenant's needs. Having a lawyer help you through the leasing process from the offer-to-lease stage can help you spot potential problems with buildings and landlords before you submit an offer to a landlord. After all, the average lease term is longer than the average marriage: it's important to get it right.

A clear understanding of the obligations and rights under a food premises lease or by identifying nuanced issues that can be altered can save you money in operating costs or future lease payments.

G. S. Jameson & Company works with with clients on a range of commercial leases and can advise clients on leases relating to hospitality operations, mixed use premises, food court premises, breweries and brew-pubs, food production facilities, as well as retail premises, offices, warehouses, industrial/manufacturing facilities, and other similar leaseholds.

Contact us for more information at info@gsjameson.com