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The Importance of Subletting and Subleasing Clauses

Posted by Don Catalano on Nov 26, 2018 8:32:00 AM


When negotiating a commercial lease, many tenants don’t perceive the subletting and subleasing clauses to be of primary importance. This is because they do not foresee any financial difficulties that could call for subleasing or assignment situations. However, the unexpected sometimes happens, necessitating the tenant to reduce rented space or vacate the premises altogether. When that happens, it’s good to have subleasing and assignment clauses with terms that are favorable to all parties involved.

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Topics: Lease Clauses

Top 5 Commercial Lease Clauses You Should Know

Posted by Don Catalano on Aug 6, 2018 8:32:00 AM


Commercial leases are lengthy documents and can be overwhelming to peruse; however, it's important that you carefully read over every section to ensure that you understand the agreement. Particularly, pay attention to these key clauses:

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Topics: Lease Clauses

Understanding Basic Commercial Real Estate Lease Clauses

Posted by Don Catalano on Oct 14, 2014 8:58:00 AM

Commercial real estate leases are complicated legal agreements that have their own specialized language. While it's always a good idea to have a tenant representative to help you out, you can also help yourself a great deal by understanding a few basic lease clauses.

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Topics: Lease Clauses, corporate real estate, commercial real estate, tenant tips, CRE, Commercial Lease Clauses, Commercial Real Estate Lease Clauses, Renewal Clauses

Advantages & Disadvantages of Renewing Your Lease

Posted by Don Catalano on Feb 20, 2013 12:26:00 PM

If the lease on one or more of your locations is coming up for renewal soon and you want to retain the location, you'll have to decide whether you want to stay or go. Staying in your current location can be affordable and convenient, but staying in the same place has some meaningful drawbacks as well. However, if you want to stay, there are ways to minimize those drawbacks.

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Topics: Lease Clauses

The Tenant's Guide to Critical Lease Clauses, Part 4 - Tenant Improvement Allowance

Posted by Jordan Slater on Aug 20, 2012 12:33:00 PM

Today we will be discussing the Tenant Improvement Allowance, often seen in leases as "Improvement and Alterations."  If you've missed any of our first three, you can read them here:  Subordination and Attornment, Non-Disturbance, and Rent Escalation.

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Topics: Lease Clauses, tenant improvement allowance

The Tenant's Guide to Critical Lease Clauses, Part 3

Posted by Jordan Slater on Aug 13, 2012 2:25:00 PM

Check out Part 1 & Part 2 in case you missed them.

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Topics: Occupancy Cost, Lease Clauses, Rent Escalation

The Tenant's Guide to Critical Lease Clauses, Part 2

Posted by Jordan Slater on Aug 6, 2012 10:18:00 AM

Second installment of our critical lease clauses series as well as part 2 of the Subordination, Non-Disturbance, Atornment clause.  Today we will discuss the non-disturbance agreement - the tenant's protection from the risk of having a subordinate lease - as well the provisions often worked into these agreements.  But first, if you missed the first istallment, here is The Tenant's Guide to Critical Lease Clauses, Part 1.

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Topics: Lease Clauses, non-disturbance agreement