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Important lease terms to avoid commercial landlord-tenant dispute

Many businesses in Florida will, at some point, likely find it necessary to rent space for company activity. Retail space, warehouses and office buildings are just some of the types of commercial buildings that many companies will look for. When it comes to renting space for commercial enterprises, there are some important terms that need to be reviewed in the lease.

First - and most obvious - companies in Florida need to make sure that they have all of the details about the rent included in the lease. When it is due, what form of payment is allowed, when or if rent will increase and how to deal with unexpected payment issues are all topics that need to be addressed in the lease.

Next, the commercial tenant and landlord need to include a section that details the term of the lease. How long will the initial term of the lease last? Will the lease renew automatically? Does either party have the right to unilaterally terminate the lease term? All of these details, and more, need to be discussed and included in a commercial lease.

Another important part of a commercial lease needs to address maintenance for the building. This part of the lease should detail who is responsible for making improvements or servicing items such as air conditioning and heating. The lease should also address who is responsible for making repairs when something breaks. If all of the above items are included in the lease, it will likely lessen the chance for a commercial landlord-tenant dispute that could result in commercial litigation.

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