A lease is a form of contract which confers the right onto one person to physically possess property which is legally owned by another person. In that way, a lease agreement is like a rental agreement (although rental agreements tend to be for relatively short period of time, such as days or months). It is common for lease agreements to be in effect over a period of years.
One of the most common forms of lease agreement is the commercial premises lease, under which a tenant rents commercial space from a landlord, often for office, retail, storage, or manufacturing uses. Because of the duration of the lease and, of course, its centrality to your business operations, good legal advice in preparing and reviewing a lease before signing is integral to protecting your business. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we can help you get the most out of your commercial lease. We offer a number of lease-related services, including drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and consulting on commercial leases.