East Bay Commercial Tenancy Matters
East Bay Commercial Tenancy Lawyer
Helping Clients with Commercial Tenancy Matters in the East Bay
If you need legal assistance with a commercial tenancy matter as a commercial tenant, lessor, owner, or property manager in the East Bay area you should consult a Lawyer. Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law is very different from its Residential cousin. Many rights taken for granted by a residential tenant simply do not exist for a commercial tenant.
Differences Between Residential and Commercial Leases:
- Contrary to general assumption, there is no single “standard” commercial lease.
- Some commercial leases stipulate that you will lose your lease if you sublease to anyone.
- In a commercial lease, there is no implied right of habitability.
- In a commercial lease, there is no statutory right to “repair and deduct” for property defects.
- In a commercial lease, there are no foreclosures protections (i.e. “grace period” to vacate).
- In a commercial lease, the 60 day notice to quit rule after 1-year in a mo-to-mo tenancy does not apply.
- In a commercial lease, there is no limit to the amount of security deposit charged.
- In a commercial lease, there are mo privacy protections on the landlord “not to enter the leased space.”
- In a commercial lease, there are not penalties for turning off utilities or changing locks as in residential.
- In a commercial lease, many common maintenance responsibilities are the Tenant’s responsibility.
Having a Commercial Tenancy Lawyer draft or review your documents is critically important. Jonathan C. Watts is expert at Contract and Lease review and drafting and can provide competent and experienced legal advice and representation in any matter involving commercial tenancy law. Many differences exist between these two types of leases which commercial tenants and landlords should understand.
In Commercial Tenancy Matters – Legal Oversight Matters!
In general, in matters relating to commercial tenancy the courts will uphold the terms of a commercial lease, even in cases where it appears unfair to the tenant. The real and implied protections inherent in residential leases are not granted to commercial tenants as commercial tenants are not viewed as “uninformed and vulnerable.”
When your Business is going to be legally and contractually bound by a commercial lease often for 1, 3, 5 or more years at a time, it is vital that you thoroughly understand your rights and obligations in signing and agreeing to the commercial lease. If you are a commercial property owner or tenant and you have questions or concerns please make an appointment. Likewise, if you find yourself in a dispute over a commercial lease, you should also make an appointment to get your questions, concerns and legal options fully explained to you by an experienced, East Bay Commercial Tenancy Lawyer, Jonathan C. Watts, who can assist you.
This is just a basic overview and is not legal advice specific to your situation. If you would like to speak with Jonathan about your situation, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-217-3255.
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Call my office to talk to me personally or to schedule an appointment. My offices are open 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and I make every effort to take your phone calls personally.
Call Jonathan: (925) 217-3255
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|Call my office to talk to me personally or to schedule an appointment. My offices are open 9 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and I make every effort to take your phone calls personally. Call Jonathan: (925) 217-3255|