Commercial Lease Confidential

A series of articles and blogs dedicated to helping small business owners understand and better negotiate retail, restaurant, and office lease terms.

Many franchisees, restaurants, and small business owners approach a landlord’s request for an estoppel certificate as an innocent formality. The documents are relatively brief and usually appear to state the obvious (rent, lease term, square footage, etc.).   Nonetheless, lurking among the seemingly obvious are laws and inferences that may lead to unintended consequences that negatively impact...continue



Maintenance and Repair Obligations under Commercial Leases

A heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system breakdown or other equipment malfunction can mean days of downtime and lost revenue, especially for retailers and restaurants. The breakdown can be even more devastating for business if the tenant is responsible for the repair... continue







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