Industry sector: Retail and wholesale

Record shop: Rent


Enter in your cash flow forecast the amount of rent you will have to pay for your premises in the months that you will have to pay it.

If you have not yet decided on a particular premises you could contact a local estate agent who handles commercial property to get an idea of how much the rent is likely to be. You should have already given some consideration to the type and location of the business premises that you will require, so you should be able to get an accurate picture as to how much you will have to pay.

Bear in mind your premises should be accessible to customers 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 - if you're thinking about adding café sales it's important that you check that the premises' business usage class will allow you to do this
  • 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