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    Is it worth drawing up your own lease or leave it to a solicitor?

    Best to leave it to a solicitor, in my opinion. You can always give the solicitor an idea of the kind of things that you want to be included in the lease.


      Do not draw up your own lease, as you wont have a clue.

      Simple as that.


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