For lease renewals, we recommend that you start at least 12 months in advance. If you can’t negotiate a good deal on a renewal in the first few months, you can still exercise your option to renew or start the relocation process.
In all cases, the landlords have the advantage; they have the preprinted leases, the buildings, and the best lawyers. You need to be informed and prepared in order to negotiate the best lease for your purposes.
1. Be prepared to negotiate. The landlord’s printed lease will most likely favor the landlord.