Commercial Real Estate Archives

Landlords: avoid these legal blunders at all costs

Being a landlord is tough. Aside from fixing air conditioners and unclogging sinks, there are legal matters to consider. It can be difficult to figure out what rights you have, what rights your tenant has, and what to do in cases where the two overlap.

Solve your commercial dispute quickly with an attorney

Commercial real estate represents a significant investment to both owners and tenants. When issues arise, it may be critical to the business tenant's financial health that they are resolved quickly. Fortunately, for all types of commercial landlord-tenant disputes, there are attorneys that can help.

What assets can be used for a business loan?

Occasionally, small business owners experience brief periods of financial strain. This may occur when there is a small disparity between money coming in and money going out. When small business owners experience these lags, they may be able to obtain a short-term loan by using business assets. Lenders of these types of asset-based loans typically only accept specific types of assets as collateral.

How do you determine fair market value for a commercial property?

When you own a business, your profit margin is extremely important. And every dollar you put into expenses, no matter how necessary, is one less dollar in profit. Therefore, you want to get the most out of the money you invest in your business expenses. And you certainly do not want to overpay for rent.

Fundamental provisions found in commercial leases provide clarity

After you have found a location for your business, you will want to get it locked down by signing a lease. A clear and concise lease offers protections for both landlords and tenants. By having terms clearly spelled out and understood by both parties, the chances of a dispute arising are greatly mitigated.

Both landlords and tenants have lease obligations

Landlord-tenant disputes can become extremely heated. This is due to the fact that so much is at stake, and this is especially true if the property in question is housing a business. For example, a company could suffer severe financial losses if it is unable to conduct business due to unsafe or uncomfortable building conditions. Such conditions could be caused by faulty wiring, broken plumbing or a broken heating or cooling unit.

What do venture capitalists want in return for investments?

If you are an aspiring commercial real estate developer, you are likely chomping at the bit to get in on the opportunities that seem to abound in Florida's thriving market. You may even have a project in mind that you are sure will prove successful. Whether your idea involves building condominiums or commercial business facilities, it will take money to bring your plans to fruition.

Judge tosses developer's lawsuit against homeowners

The Florida real estate business is giving many developers ample opportunities to make money with their many and varied construction projects. The building of condominiums is one area that is particularly appealing to some developers. These sorts of projects signify the rapid growth that parts of Florida are currently experiencing.

Commercial leases require provisions that protect all parties

Commercial real estate leases need to be written so as to clearly delineate the obligations of both the landlord and the tenant. There are many commonly used provisions contained in commercial leases. These provisions can do a number of things.

To keep up appearances, building maintenance is a must

For Florida businesses, projecting a strong, positive image is absolutely imperative. There are many aspects to keeping up a good appearance. It is important for employees to be knowledgeable, have strong customer service skills and dress appropriately for the company's specific business environment. And of course, the office or storefront in which the business is housed will speak volumes to current and potential customers.