WHY WOULDN’T I JUST NEGOTIATE ON MY OWN, WITHOUT YOUR HELP?
In short, because we know a whole lot more about leases. A whole lot more. This is our business and our area of expertise. Your area of expertise is in what you do. When we need a haircut, we go to stylists who specialize in hair design. When we need our teeth cleaned, we go to dental hygienists who specialize in oral care. For that same reason, you should get help with your lease from professionals who specialize in leases.
WHO SHOULD USE THIS SERVICE?
This service is designed for business owners who are very active in their business operations – the type of business owner who is comfortable handling his or her own negotiations and has no interest in dealing with an attorney. We do not get directly involved with the negotiation process; however, we arm and empower you with the information and tools that you need in order to engage in a negotiation process that favors your business. We operate as coaches and we do the work for you by providing you with the professional documentation you need in communicating with the landlord. Unlike brokers, we do not contact and serve as a “middleman” between you and the landlord and we do not receive a commission on the transaction.
WHY WOULD I ENGAGE YOU INSTEAD OF AN ATTORNEY?
Actually, you should engage an attorney. What we have learned, from our experience, is that small to medium-sized business owners who are very involved in their business operations will not contact an attorney. These business owners do not feel that the cost of attorney services add enough value to justify the high expenditure. The vast majority of executed leases are not reviewed by a professional but should be. We are those professionals. Oh, and we happen to be attorneys as well. Unlike most attorneys, we have reviewed tens of thousands of leases from all over the world. We have a level of experience most attorneys do not have. Because of the amount of knowledge we have on this subject and the market need for it, we felt it best to function for Final Eyez as consultants who provide business, not legal advice. So, the bottom line is that we know more than most attorneys when it comes to this subject and . . . we are much cheaper!
I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH THIS PROCESS AT ALL. CAN YOU PLEASE JUST COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH MY LANDLORD AND GET ME A GOOD DEAL?
Unfortunately, we will not do that unless your business is in the State of New York or Georgia. Under the Final Eyez model we serve as consultants who consult with you but do not act as your agent or representative. We also happen to be attorneys, though, and to negotiate on your behalf directly with a third-party comes a bit too close to legal practice (we do not want to break any rules) for our comfort. We remain invisible through the lease negotiation process while arming you with the education and tools you need to shift the odds more to your favor. So, if you do want us to represent you and you are located in New York or Georgia, contact us at www.nebolaw.com for further discussion.
WHY DOES FINAL EYEZ AIM TO BE “INVISIBLE” DURING MY LEASE NEGOTIATION?
The presence of outside consultants and attorneys can change the dynamic of a negotiation. If, for example, you were to tell your landlord to just deal with your consultant or your attorney, your landlord would then be inclined to engage its consultant or attorney. In our experience, that adds time to the lease negotiation process and considerable expense as well. That is why Final Eyez aims to give you the knowledge and information that empowers you to approach the landlord knowledgeably and professionally without you incurring additional fees and extending the negotiation time frame.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO ENGAGE FINAL EYEZ?
The best time to engage is at the very front-end of the lease process – when you have identified a location and want to start negotiations with the property owner. This will give you the greatest flexibility when negotiating your lease.
WHAT IF I DON’T GET EVERYTHING THAT I WANT IN MY LEASE? WILL YOU GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK?
No. Why? Because we do not guarantee that you will get everything that you want. The process in which you are engaging is a negotiation; a process of give and take. Our goal is to arm you with information you need to take a document that is typically in the landlord’s favor and make it one that is more favorable for you.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE AMENDMENT PACKAGE?
Our service will be provided on the amendment only. If the amendment makes changes to provisions in the underlying lease, we will review those as well.
WHICH PACKAGE SHOULD I PURCHASE IF I HAVE AN AMENDMENT, BUT WANT YOU TO REVIEW MY LEASE AS WELL?
Signing an amendment is the perfect time to propose changes to the underlying lease document. If we have never reviewed the lease and you would like us to review the amendment and the lease, purchase the service for leases.
WHO SHOULD PURCHASE THE AMENDMENT PACKAGE?
Existing customers who have already had their lease reviewed by us and want us now to look at a draft of a new amendment should purchase the amendment package.
I DO NOT WANT TO UPLOAD MY DOCUMENT(S). HOW CAN I SEND THEM TO YOU?
You can fax to 404.263.0030 or email to email@example.com.
WHAT ARE CRITICAL LEASE ELEMENTS AND WHY DO I NEED A SUMMARY OF THEM?
Critical Lease elements are all financial terms such as Base Rent, Common Area Maintenance (CAM) charges and some non-financial elements such as whether you have any options to extend the lease, expand your business and whether or not you are allowed to assign the lease. If an issue arises, you can use your summary which serves as a highlighted resource to find information easily within the lease.
CAN I JUST PURCHASE THE EDUCATION SHEET?
Yes. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LIST OF CRITICAL INFORMATION AND TIPS(LOCIT) AND THE LANDLORD TRANSMITTAL LETTER?
The LOCIT is for your internal use. It is designed to explain to you what we recommend and why we recommend it. Understanding the rationale will help you decide whether this is a point that you want to negotiate with the landlord and/or if this is a point of consequence if the landlord refuses. In the transmittal letter to the landlord we come right out and ask for the changes.
WHAT IS AN INCONSISTENCY IN A LEASE?
Leases often contradict themselves. Often the inconsistency is a result of a typographical error or from the landlord sending you the lease document they used in a different transaction without first making sure that all of the appropriate changes were made. The lease might say, for example, “To exercise the right to extend the lease, Tenant shall provide one hundred and eighty (90) days advance written notice to the Landlord.” In this case, if you do not exercise the option within the proper period of time, which is unknown, you could risk losing the option. We have a list of items that we check to make sure both sides understand the deal.
I DON’T WANT TO PAY VIA PAYPAL. DO YOU ACCEPT ANY OTHER PAYMENT METHODS?
Yes. We accept payments via check. You may mail your check, together with your lease document(s) and contact information, to the address below. Please note that this payment method will delay the process. We will not begin until your check has cleared the bank.
Final Eyez Lease Consultants
1984 Howell Mill Road #250653
Atlanta, Georgia 30325