Enter in your cash flow forecast the amount of rent you will have to pay for your practice rooms in the months that you will have to pay it.
Instead of having dedicated premises of your own, you might decide that you can work from home and/or in your clients' homes, or if this is not suitable, perhaps rent a practice room in one or more complementary therapy centre. You might consider working part of the week in one town and the rest of the week in another - this would widen your potential client base.
Bear in mind that your practice rooms should be accessible to clients who are disabled.
Your solicitor will help you with the lease agreement but make sure that you are clear about:
- whether the premises can be used for the purposes you have in mind
- how frequently the rent will be reviewed
- how long the lease runs for
- what you and the landlord are each responsible for
- the position as regards sub-letting