Every country has its own sets of laws and regulations pertaining to commercial lease agreements. As eager as you may be to get started on your project, you need to hold onto your horses and consider the following points very carefully because they might come back and bite you in the ass if you don’t.
Apart from the clauses that are in your favour, the property owner will no doubt have his own list of requirement (a security deposit for instance). Use your lawyer to negotiate an agreement that you are comfortable with adhering to even in the worst case scenario. If you nurture the relationship with your property owner, the two of you will be able to navigate most of the problems or situations that may arise during the period. Ultimately the lease agreement is an insurance against the relationship turning sour. For all practical purposes the property owner is now your biggest stakeholder. Take good care of this relationship so that you are able to focus all your energy on your business, your staff and your customers instead of your property owner.