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.
You might decide that you can work from home, or if this is not suitable, perhaps rent a practice room from another complementary therapist, for example in a chiropractic clinic. You could consider working part of the week in one town and the rest of the week in another - this would extend your potential customer base. Don't forget to register each premises you work from with your local authority.
Bear in mind your practice rooms should be accessible to patients 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