Commercial property: responsibilities of business tenants


If you are the tenant of commercial premises, it's important to be aware of the responsibilities you have for maintaining the premises and for the health and safety of occupants - particularly in areas such as gas and fire safety.

Some responsibilities are laid down by statute and others have the force of law because they are set out in a lease.

In some areas these responsibilities will be solely yours. In others they may be shared with your landlord.

This guide explains how these important responsibilities are divided, either by the law or by the terms of the lease.

Subjects covered in this guide

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