Finance & Operations

How to Negotiate Your Restaurant Lease Agreement: Free Cheat Sheet

By Katie McCann

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What You'll Get With Our Restaurant Lease Agreement Cheat Sheet

  • How to prepare for leasing negotiations
  • The top tips for negotiating your restaurant lease agreement
  • A list of what to negotiate for

You may have found the perfect location for your restaurant, but you need to negotiate your restaurant lease agreement before you can make things official.

A restaurant lease agreement is a standard legal document used by landlords (or lessors) when renting out a commercial restaurant property to tenants. A restaurant lease agreement is important because it is the binding legal document that protects each party from any potential conflicts or legal action.

However, restaurant leasing agreements can be complex and require careful review. Before signing a restaurant lease agreement, you may need to negotiate the price and the terms of the leasing agreement with your landlord. If you don’t negotiate, you might end up locked into a restaurant lease agreement that negatively affects your profits and your brand.

Our free lease negotiation cheat sheet, explains how to successfully negotiate a restaurant lease agreement that works for you (and your budget). From how to prepare for your leasing negotiations in advance to what to ask when you get there, this cheat sheet will ensure you end up with the right restaurant lease agreement for your business.