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Property - everything small businesses always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce has launched a guide to property for SMEs.

DUBLIN CHAMBER OF Commerce has launched a guide to property for Small and Medium Enterprises.

DCC said that the 48-page guide aims to address all the pitfalls of the market for SMEs that business owners may not be familiar with, including negotiating leases, rent reviews, commercial rates and service charges.

The guide was published in association with the Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland (SCSI).

President of SCSI Pauline Daly said: “The new…guide is intended to serve as a ‘one stop shop’ for SMEs seeking to understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to commercial property.”

SMEs are crucial for the economy, accounting for almost 70% of employment. Property costs are some of the most significant expenses incurred by SMEs and we hope that this guide will equip SMEs with the knowledge and tools to assist them.

The guide covers whether to buy or lease, finding the right premises and carrying out building surveys.

Dublin Chamber chief executive Gina Quin said: “The advice in this guide will help ease one common headache for small and medium sized firms and allow business owners to spend more time on what really matters – growing their business, making a profit and creating jobs.”

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