Commercial Leasing in Maitland & The Hunter Valley

Assisting Tenants & Landlords

At Hills Solicitors, we have a longstanding history of providing unparalleled service to our clients in the area of commercial leasing and retail leases in the Hunter Valley for over a century now. We offer our expertise to both tenants and landlords, working to act in your best interests and ensure that your lease agreement has the right terms and conditions that fit your needs.

Our team of professionals are armed with the knowledge and experience required to help you with a variety of tasks that include, but are not limited to, drafting, reviewing and amending leases, preparing shopping center and commercial office leases, renewing tenancy agreements, preparing incentive deeds, terminating leases, and arranging bank guarantees.

Our goal is to enable our clients to achieve their business objectives through the most efficient and effective means possible, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at Hills Solicitors for all your retail and commercial leasing needs. We assure you of our utmost professionalism and dedication throughout the entire process.

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Commercial leasing & retail lease differences

When it comes to business leases, there are two different types you will encounter—commercial and retail. Both types of leases have their own distinct characteristics, so it is important to understand the difference between them before signing any agreement.

Commercial leases are usually for office spaces, warehouses or other industrial buildings. These leases are generally longer than retail leases, and the rent is calculated on a square metre basis. Commercial leases also typically have more flexible terms and conditions than retail leases.

Retail leases are usually for shop spaces in shopping centres or standalone buildings. These leases are often shorter in length than commercial leases, and the rent is calculated on a per annum basis. Retail leases also have more restrictive terms and conditions than commercial leases.

Do I need a solicitor?

There are many legal aspects to signing a commercial or retail lease. A Solicitor can advise you on the terms of the lease, what your rights and obligations are, and help negotiate any changes to the lease.

They can also review the contract for you before you sign it.

A Solicitor can also help you if there are any problems with your lease. For example, if your landlord tries to raise your rent or if you want to get out of your lease early, a Solicitor can help you negotiate with your landlord.

Hiring a Solicitor may seem like an unnecessary expense, but it could save you a lot of money in the long run. If you have any questions about your lease, please contact our team.

The NSW Small Business Commissioner has helpful information regarding the National Code of Conduct for Commercial Tenancies and information about tenancy disputes.

David Allen, Principal & Maitland Solicitor at Hills Solicitors
Daniel Allen, Maitland Solicitor at Hills Solicitors
David Allen, Principal & Maitland Solicitor at Hills Solicitors

Passionate, experienced solicitors Meet the team at Hills

Hills Solicitors first opened its doors in September of 1894 under the name T A Hill. We continued strengthening our roots in the Maitland Community and later became T A Hill & Son, when our founders son joined the family practice. We then made the change to Hills Solicitors.

We have had a total of 3 offices since those early days in 1894, all of which are a 50m walk from our current office.

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Getting started

At Hills Solicitors, we take pride in our over 125 years of experience and adaptability. Our clients can trust that we will continuously evolve and tailor our services to their changing needs. Our longevity is a testament to our ability to embrace new technologies and create cost-effective solutions for all legal issues. With our extensive knowledge and innovative mindset, we confidently assure our clients that we will always strive to exceed their expectations. Trust us to handle your legal matters with a forward-thinking approach and an unwavering commitment to your success.

Step one Get to know each other

When you come to Hills for advice you are never just another client to us, you become part of our large family and it is vital we get to know you.

Step two Understanding your rights

The first step is to help you understand your rights and how you can approach the issues at hand.

Step three Determining your goals

The most important step is understanding exactly what you would like to see at the end of your matter.

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The team at Hills are here to help with all of your legal needs, serving Maitland and the Hunter for over 125 years. With a forward-thinking approach, providing practical solutions, for an affordable price — We’re here to help you when you need us.

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