After you and your real estate broker have compiled a list of several properties that meet your basic needs, you will want to gather more information about the landlords and buildings you are considering for your office or retail shop location. You will, of course, want to physically tour the premises after having obtained background information and history of the landlord.
Speaking in person to other tenants on the property is an important part of the screening process to determine satisfaction with the landlord’s performance regarding the following issues:
Is the landlord responsive to tenant concerns?
Are repairs to the premises done in a timely manner?
Is the building or shopping center well maintained?
Is the landlord accessible when needed?