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Legal Gobblefunk!

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In the gloriumptious world of Roald Dahl, whose centenary is being celebrated today, gobblefunk is the name given to unique and distinctive vocabulary of the Big Friendly Giant.  Full of words like jiggyraffes, splitzwiggled and figglers, it can seem like another language to the uninitiated.  The same can be said of the average commercial lease, which can run to 30+ pages, when all the landlord and tenant really want to know is how much the rent is going to be. 

However, all that legal gobblefunk serves a purpose.  It provides necessary details, such as when the rent is to be paid and if the landlord can increase it.  It covers all the ‘what-ifs’ that can arise during the term of the lease, such as what happens if the property floods.  Spelling these matters out in the lease reduces the likelihood of a costly dispute arising further down the line.  It does mean however, that reviewing a commercial lease is not something to be undertaken lightly. 

So, if you want to avoid skumping about being swizzfiggled or muggled by the jabbeling rummytot of a commercial lease, come and speak to one of our phizz-wizzing property specialists!