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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.

Fair Housing Act prohibits discriminatory leasing practices

Finding just the right location for your business in Florida can take a great deal of time and effort. You must work out the specific needs of your company as well as how much you can afford to spend on rent. Once you find a spot you think will work, it is time to meet with the landlord or property manager to discuss possible leasing arrangements. If you are able to meet the terms of a lease agreement on the commercial property, you should be afforded the opportunity to rent the space and set up shop.

Tenants may have disputes with landlords in spite of planning

One critical step that most business owners must take is choosing a property to lease. As we have written previously on this blog, there are a host of factors that you will want to take into consideration before signing a lease agreement. By doing careful research, you can educate yourself on such matters as zoning laws, proximity of suppliers and the local crime rates, which can help inform your decisions. Hopefully your efforts in choosing a property will pay off and you will be able to move into the perfect spot.

How could zoning laws affect my business?

If you are planning on starting a business in Florida, it is important to do research on a variety of topics. For example, as we previously covered in a post on this blog, there are a number of factors to consider before signing a commercial property lease. Among these factors are zoning laws.