Warehouse lease contracts are usually concluded for several years. In exceptional cases, this period is 12 months, and the longest contracts are signed for 10 years or more.
Warehouse lease contracts are usually concluded for several years. In exceptional cases, this period is 12 months, and the longest contracts are signed for 10 years or more. The longer the contract period, the greater the peace of mind for both parties. However, the basis and guarantee of successful cooperation is an appropriate contract signed at the very beginning. It should contain arrangements beneficial to both parties, so it is worth paying attention to all provisions contained in it.
Before the conditions are accepted, many of them can be negotiated and the most satisfactory solutions possible. Undoubtedly, signing the contract with an intermediary or other person knowledgeable in legal matters will also be an advantage. Such a professional can tell us what we should pay attention to. However, the most common mistakes that should be avoided if you want to conclude a contract without using professional help will be presented below.
Provisions in the contract – what should be included?
The rental agreement does not necessarily contain provisions that will adversely affect either party. However, it may happen that certain entries do not appear at all, and this usually heralds serious problems in the future. What are the terms of the contract you cannot forget?
Among other things, renovation and repair issues must be clearly defined. In most cases, such matters are taken over by the tenant. It is he who uses the premises and if something is damaged by his fault, then he has to repair it. However, when it comes to parts that simply wear out and are the result of normal use, then it is worth repairing them to a person who has a warehouse. The conditions can be strictly defined by both parties and adjusted to each other’s expectations.
It is worthwhile to include provisions in the contract regarding the division of insurance in various cases and its scope. Issues relating to the termination of a tenancy should also be mentioned. In what case will the deposit be returned, what condition the warehouse is to remain in, etc. Very often the lack of these provisions is a bone of contention, so it is always worth collecting a deposit and documenting what the warehouse looked like when we started renting it.
What is allowed for tenants and what is allowed for landlords?
For the amount specified in the contract, the landlord gives the tenant the option to use the premises. Usually, the contract states that it can be used for storage purposes. There is little detail here as to what the landlord can do during the tenancy period. It is good to specify it at the very beginning. Most people cooperate with each other fruitfully, but sometimes it turns out that the tenant does not keep in the warehouse such goods as we expected and may even operate on the border of the law. Meanwhile, the tenant may be unpleasantly surprised by the fact that the landlord visits the warehouse all the time and perhaps wants to use even a small part of it. Such provisions should be included in the contract.
Records inconsistent with applicable law
Most people prefer to create a model contract on their own because they do not want to spend money on using professional services in this area. If the lease is quite short and the rent amount is low, then you can try this solution for your own needs. It is best then to use ready-made contract templates that are available on the website. Then it is good not to copy the contract and sign it right away, but to think about what additional provisions may appear in it and what is worth discussing. Often, both parties sign contracts without much thought, which later become the cause of huge problems for them.
The contract should always be carefully analyzed. Sometimes there are provisions in it that do not comply with applicable law. This is very often the case when the terms of terminating the lease are specified. It is worth remembering that although the landlord is the owner of the premises all the time, the tenant must also have considerable rights, because he cares for the place and pays the appropriate rent for it.