California Business Lawyers
The leasing of commercial property for business activities is a complicated area of the law. Commercial leases are often written in the landlord's favor and often put responsibilities on the business tenant that they may not be aware of.
At Jacobs & Dodds, we can advise you of your rights and obligations before entering a contract. We have more than 30 years of experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial real estate leases.
What Are Your Obligations Under the Lease?
Commercial leases contain many terms that may not seem important at first glance but could make a huge difference. Jacobs & Dodds attorneys will carefully review your lease and make sure that your interests are protected. Common issues that we find in commercial leases, include:
- Casualty and fire insurance — Who is responsible for carrying insurance for the space?
- Maintenance repair obligations — Who is responsible for fixing things when they break?
- Lease term — Do you want a 10 year lease or is it better to negotiate for a five year lease with a 5 year option?
- Common areas — Are you obligated to pay any common area charges?
Because commercial leases are often drafted in the landlord's favor it is imperative that the business tenant has a clear understanding of their actual obligations and responsibilities. Before you enter into a contractual agreement, our lawyers can carefully draft or review your commercial lease with a fine eye on all the details.
Orange County Commercial Lease Review Attorneys
Contact Jacobs & Dodds for a free consultation with an experienced business law and transactions attorney or to speak with an experienced trial lawyer from our firm.
Free initial consultations • Phone calls are always free • Extensive trial experience • Located next to John Wayne-Orange County Airport