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Real Property Basics: Reviewing and Negotiating a Commercial Lease Agreement

Learn how to represent a small business or nonprofit tenant in a commercial lease negotiation. Specific topics to be discussed include the following:

  • Monetary issues (rent, operating expenses, taxes, late fees)
  • Non-monetary issues (delivery, operating restrictions, repair/maintenance obligations)
  •  Special provisions (casualty, insurance, assignment/subletting, etc.)
  •  Important boilerplate provisions
  • Tenant-oriented language for each substantive topic