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GLA funded London Property Advice Service for SMEs

Posted April 19, 2018
The London Property Advice Service
Last chance for London SMEs to take advantage of the free expert mentoring sessions and masterclasses concerning commercial property leases.

The programme offers a series of FREE masterclasses and 1-to-1 sessions in April and May for London-based SMEs who are looking to enter in to, or renew, a commercial property lease.  There is no cost to access the advice. Funded by GLA, and delivered by Nwes, on behalf of the London Growth Hub, the programme offers:
Free digital resources available on-line – articles, podcasts and videos covering matters related to Commercial Property Leases.
1. Property Expert One-To-One Mentoring Session
These two hour mentoring sessions with property experts will help you navigate the lease process, tailored to your business and the lease you are negotiating. You will benefit from their expert guidance, learn how to avoid the common pitfalls, and if you have an existing contract or a draft lease get a point of view of what you should look out for.
Places are limited. Once you have been offered a place, you will arrange a mutual convenient meeting date with your mentor.
To book your place simply follow this link and complete our short application survey telling us a bit about your business and if there are any particular lease issues you would like to discuss with the mentor. Apply Now
Who should attend: If you are negotiating or renegotiating a commercial lease or are currently searching for premises, then our one-to-ones are for you.

2. Masterclass: Top tips on Negotiating the Best Commercial Lease for your Business
These masterclasses will cover the key terms of commercial property agreements, their definitions and implications giving you the confidence to negotiate the lease that is right for your business.
Click on the date for more information and to book your place now (you will be taken to our Eventbrite page): Who should attend: If you are thinking of starting a business or your business is growing and you are considering taking on a commercial lease for a retail, studio or office space, this masterclass will be perfect for you.

3. Ask the Experts Panel Discussion and Q&A
These curated panel events will bring together industry experts (commercial property solicitors, consultants and letting agents) to impart their expert wisdom and advice on negotiating commercial leases. This will be followed by a Q&A session, letting you ask your property questions to industry insiders.
Click on the date for more information and to book your place now (you will be taken to our Eventbrite page):
·        Monday 23rd April, 2pm – 4.30pm @ Joelson Solicitors, W1B
Who should attend: If you have a particular question on a commercial lease, or just want to learn more about leasing business premises, then these expert panels are for you.
A series of useful blogs and articles written by industry experts providing top tips, recommendations, insights and answers to the key issues of commercial lease can be found at bit.ly/lghpas12
This Property Advice Service programme is carefully designed to give owners of small and medium-sized businesses the knowledge, expertise and confidence to help them to take on a lease in the capital.
With more events currently being planned, please keep checking the webpage for information.