What is a due diligence period in a commercial real estate contract?

| March 9, 2016

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Due diligence period usually refers to the time after signing a contract that the buyer has to inspect the property and make a decision whether they want to buy the property or lease the property or otherwise go forward with the transaction. It's important during due diligence period that you gather all of your information. You have to get your inspections done, you have to get your environmental inspections done, you have to gather all the documents that relate to the property, you have to do your zoning checks and you generally have to be one hundred percent certain that you are going to go forward with this deal.

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The Landid story is a successful one: with 14 projects over 9 years. The team has developed over 13,000,000 sq. ft. Landid was formed in 2005, with a focus on sustainable built environments that meet both market and occupier’s specific requirements. Covering the whole property sector including office, retail, industrial and residential developments. The management team has collectively over 50 years experience in asset management, development and refurbishment with the key individuals having been involved in some of the largest projects throughout the UK and continental Europe.

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