Property Advice Service

How to get the right commercial lease for your business

The knowledge you need for the lease you want.

A series of FREE masterclasses and one-to-one sessions for London-based SMEs who are looking for a commercial lease. The masterclasses and mentoring sessions are supplemented by a range of online content accessible to all including podcasts, videos, blogs and articles.




1. Property Expert One-To-One Mentoring Session

These two hour mentoring sessions with property experts will help you navigate the lease process, tailored to your business and the lease you are negotiating. You will benefit from their expert guidance, learn how to avoid the common pitfalls, and if you have an existing contract or a draft lease get a point of view of what you should look out for.

Places are limited. Once you have been offered a place, you will arrange a mutual convenient meeting date with your mentor.

Book your place by completing our short application survey telling us a bit about your business and if there are any particular lease issues you would like to discuss with the mentor. Apply now.

Who should attend: If you are negotiating or renegotiating a commercial lease or are currently searching for premises, then our one-to-ones are for you.


2. Masterclass: Top tips on Negotiating the Best Commercial Lease for your Business

These masterclasses will cover the key terms of commercial property agreements, their definitions and implications giving you the confidence to negotiate the lease that is right for your business.

Click on the date for more information and to book your place now (you will be taken to our Eventbrite page):

Who should attend: If you are thinking of starting a business or your business is growing and you are considering taking on a commercial lease for a retail, studio or office space, this masterclass will be perfect for you.


3. Ask the Experts Panel Discussion and Q&A

These curated panel events will bring together industry experts (commercial property solicitors, consultants and letting agents) to impart their expert wisdom and advice on negotiating commercial leases. This will be followed by a Q&A session, letting you ask your property questions to industry insiders.

Click on the date for more information and to book your place now (you will be taken to our Eventbrite page):

  • Monday 5 February, 2 – 5pm @Whitechapel Enterprise Hub, London E1
  • Monday 12 February, 2 – 5pm @ Joelson Solicitors, London W1B
  • Thursday 1 March, 2 – 5 pm @ Whitechapel Enterprise Hub, London E1
  • Thursday 15 March, 2 – 5 pm @ The Exchange, Twickenham, TW1
  • Thursday 29 March,  2 – 5pm @ The British Library, London NW1
  • Monday 23 April, 2 – 5pm @ Joelson Solicitors, London W1B

Who should attend: If you have a particular question on a commercial lease, or just want to learn more about leasing business premises, then these expert panels are for you.


4. Online support and resources    

A series of useful blogs and articles written by industry experts providing top tips, recommendations, insights and answers to the key issues of commercial lease:

Listen to our insightful podcasts featuring commercial property experts:

Watch our range of videos covering topics from the difference between property leases and licences, what you can negotiate with a landlord to the common pitfalls of leases, all including advice and information from industry experts:


Delivered by Nwes on behalf of the London Growth Hub, this Property Advice Service programme is carefully designed to give owners of small and medium-sized businesses the knowledge, expertise and confidence to help them to take on a lease in the capital.