Businesses across the world lease commercial premises to operate in every single day. Unfortunately, many of these lessees don’t understand the legal requirements that come with leasing a property. Before entering into a commercial property lease agreement, you should consult a property lawyer to make sure that you fully understand your obligations and the requirements of your new business lease.
With that in mind, what are some of the most common legal requirements when leasing a commercial property?
You must complete the relevant paperwork:
Both the landlord and the lessee must complete a range of paperwork when entering into a commercial lease to make sure that the lease is valid (and that it remains valid). Obviously, a written lease has to be drafted in accordance with the lease terms that both parties have agreed on, and it is important that you read a lease carefully before signing it. If you are unsure about your legal requirements in terms of paperwork before and during a lease, consult a property lawyer.
Obviously, you can’t conduct illegal activities:
This should go without saying, but you can’t conduct illegal activities on a leased property. Not only will this get you into trouble with the courts, but it will also be a reasonable cause for your eviction. If you get evicted due to illegal activities, you will have no legal protection whatsoever.