How to Negotiate and Create an Effective Tenant Relocation Clause

September 27, 2023    

We’ll give you seven key terms to put into your relocation clause.


Minimize Tenant Interference with Shopping Center Redevelopment

August 29, 2023    

Don’t wait for a project to begin to address the issue. Put key redevelopment rights in the lease.


Get Right to End Lease or Raise Rent If Percentage Rent Falls Below Expectations

July 27, 2023    

Landlords who rely on tenants' inflated sales projections are apt to get burned.


Get 21 Legal Protections When Renting Space to Food Trucks

June 26, 2023    

Renting to a food truck is generally riskier than renting to an established business.


3 Ways to Protect Yourself When Trading Renewal Rent Breaks for Tenant Improvements

May 25, 2023    

Don’t get burned if the tenant doesn’t complete the improvements work.


Get 7 Protections to Avoid Getting Burned on Tenant Holdovers

April 26, 2023    

Holdovers can be a nightmare for landlords. When tenants don’t clear out after their lease expires, you may have to go to court to evict them. Meanwhile, the replacement tenant can’t move into the space and could end up suing you. Or, if you haven’t yet re-rented the space, the...

Provide for 5 Contingencies in Your Assignment/Sublease Clause

March 23, 2023    

Boilerplate leases don’t usually address these scenarios.


Offer New Uses Rather than Rent Cuts for Tenants Adversely Affected by New Laws

February 23, 2023    

Perhaps the only positive aspect of the COVID-19 shutdowns, at least from a commercial leasing perspective, is how it made landlords aware of just how dependent on their tenants they are. The real winners of the pandemic were the landlords that found a way to work together with tenants to adjust...

Get 14 Lease Protections When Letting Tenants Install EV Charging Stations

January 27, 2023    

Jump-start your leases to prepare for tenant demand and legal compliance.


With electric vehicle (EV) purchases on the rise, a new fixture has begun to appear in the parking lots of office buildings, shopping centers, medical facilities, and other commercial properties...

Make Tenant Complete Monthly Sales Report Form to Ensure Full Percentage Rent

December 22, 2022    

Percentage rent tenants are typically required to give landlords the monthly sales reports they use to calculate their percentage rent. All too often, though, the tenant provides only its gross sales figure—the amount on which percentage rent is calculated under the lease agreement. It...

Avoid 4 Costly Pitfalls When Allocating Lease Insurance Duties

November 29, 2022    

One of the few positives to emerge from the pandemic for commercial leasing was how it got landlords and tenants to set aside historical mistrust and work together for their mutual welfare and survival. While the pressing issue at the height of the COVID-19 crisis was restructuring rent...

Cut Losses on Office Tenants' Early Lease Termination

October 24, 2022    

Working from home and other post-COVID business realities have made many office tenants reluctant to sign a long-term lease. One way to overcome this is by offering tenants the option to terminate the lease early if the rent becomes unaffordable or the space becomes unnecessary. But while...