A commercial lease defines the terms for the rental of business property. It lays out the requirements for payment, liability, and contract length. It also stipulates the steps each party must take to live up to their side of the deal. Typically, the property owner writes the lease agreement and the renter (the lessee) signs it if they approve of the terms. Do you need an attorney when you write or sign a lease agreement? It is almost always a good idea to have a lawyer review a commercial lease agreement.
If you are a property owner, you need to create a lease agreement with beneficial terms that give you legal recourse if lessees do not pay rent, damage property, or bother other tenants. On the other hand, a commercial renter needs to be wary of lease agreements that may harm their ability to earn a profit or operate their business as they see fit. Under Texas law, it is difficult to get out of a lease longer than one month unless you prove that the landlord is not living up to the deal.
The attorneys at Querishi & Salejee PLLC in Houston understand Texas law as it relates to commercial lease agreements. Whether you are a tenant or landlord, we can ensure that your rental contract clearly details the requirements and protects your interests if legal action becomes necessary. If a case goes to court, the outcome may depend on how the terms of the agreement are defined.
If you seek legal assistance from the commercial lease agreement experts at Querishi & Salejee PLLC, we will look at specific details to ensure a fair agreement. In addition to the amount of lease payments and due date, the agreement can have details about what constitutes a default and what notices the landlord must make before starting the eviction process.
If you are entering a commercial lease agreement, contact Querishi & Salejee PLLC for expert advice and to ensure that the contract protects your best interests.