Commercial Lease Review, Negotiation and Drafting

San Marcos Attorney to Help with Commercial Lease Review and Drafting

We also serve Vista, Escondido, Oceanside, and Carlsbad

Perhaps your Southern California business had a few bumper years, and you’re ready to move into a new, bigger building. Or maybe you’re a landlord who wants help drafting and/or refining a commercial lease to prevent what happened with your last tenant from ever happening again.

What’s the best course of action for your commercial lease needs?

The rules, regulations, documents and terms of commercial leases can be very complex.  Even if you are an experienced commercial realtor or a veteran business owner who curates multiple properties in the San Marcos, Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido and Oceanside regions, you likely have dozens of questions and concerns about what you should do (or what you might be able to do) to maximize the efficiency of your holdings and minimize risk.

Beyond Real Estate

Commercial leasing extends beyond real estate. If you own a construction company, for instance, you might need to lease equipment for ad-hoc building projects. Systematizing how you manage these leases will let you focus more on fulfilling contracts, taking care of your employees and doing what needs to get done. On the other hand, if your commercial equipment leases contain unclear provisions – or if you or an employee violates or ignores a key clause – you could face trouble ranging from annoying fines to ulcer-inducing lawsuits.

How Can You Leverage the Lease to Win?

Every commercial lease contains key nuances and opportunities for leverage. For instance, let’s return to our theoretical example about the small San Marcos business that wants to relocate to a bigger building. If that business approaches leasing properly, opportunities may abound:

  1. You could negotiate one or two months free rent in exchange for acting quickly;
  2. You could work out trade or barter to reduce your rates or get favorable terms;
  3. You could take advantage of certain tax benefits or deductions;
  4. You could develop an arrangement to slowly accrue equity in the property (or in some other valuable asset), thus enhancing your company’s profitability.
Clarity of Purpose is Key

The key to reviewing and drafting commercial leases is to understand your purpose. Clarity is essential because so many options abound. Darius Khayat can help you, irrespective of where you are in the commercial leasing stage. Perhaps you already have a lease written, and you’d just like an experienced attorney to look it over. Perhaps you are in the fledgling stages of a complicated commercial equipment lease. Wherever you are in the process – no matter the industry or the complexity of what you need done – our team can help you streamline and simplify your efforts.

The Law Office of Darius Khayat serves San Marcos as well as surrounding communities, including Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido, and Oceanside. Call us now: 760-591-0245.

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