Commercial Leases FAQ's

How long can a lease term be?

There is no rule as to the length of a lease. But you must fix a term when you sign a lease. 

Can a tenant assign or sublease without the landlords consent?

Unless the Lease has a specific clause preventing assigning or subletting of the space, the tenant does not need to notify the landlord.  However most commercial leases will feature a clause requiring the landlords consent before the lease can be assigned or sublet. 

Do I need a lawyer if I'm the tenant?

If you are a tenant you will benefit from expert advice. Once you sign a lease you are bound by it. The time to negotiate your terms is before you sign.