If you own a multi-unit commercial building, whether it's a plaza full of spaces or a building full of offices, beware of the exclusive use clause. Most of your tenants, if they have any experience with commercial leases, will want them. However, agreeing to broad terms could turn your rental property into a nightmare.
Rental landlords should know that there's a right way and a wrong way to evict a tenant. The wrong way is posting a 72-hour notice on someone's door after a hurricane, having their electrical power cut off and telling them that you want them out so that repairs can be made after a hurricane blew through the area.
What can a tenant do when a landlord fails to maintain a property in a way that he or she is legally obligated to do?
When you apply for a commercial lease, you can bet that the landlord is going to do a little digging around in your background to make sure that you're the right tenant for the place.
If you're a small business owner looking to rent space in a busy strip mall or shopping center, you need to watch out for relocation clauses in a lease before you sign.
Nothing is guaranteed in life -- especially where business is concerned. A shift in the local economy, a change in your personal circumstances, even new developments in technology can suddenly bring a once-thriving small business to a sudden halt.
The ever-expanding medical marijuana business in the United States has created a lot of legal headaches in different industries -- and that includes the real estate industry.
There's nothing like an eviction to put a landlord and a commercial tenant at odds and civility out the window. The reality is that anyone running a business can face financial problems that can end up in an eviction. It's just one of the hazards of life for landlords.
Are you about to sign your first commercial lease?
There are places that you probably don't really want to inhabit and there are places that are legally uninhabitable.