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Category: Leasing

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Disability Access and Lease Negotiations in California: What Commercial Landlords Need to Know

03/16/2017   |   BY Thomas P. Gorman

Recent amendments to an existing California statute regarding disability access for commercial property create requirements, of which landlords, tenants, and... Read More »

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Landlord Tips for Co-Tenancy Requirements

09/07/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

When it comes to opening and co-tenancy requirements, some leases require that a specific anchor tenant be open and operating before... Read More »

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Telecommunication Lease: The Battle Over Subleasing Rights

07/18/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Telecommunication (“telecom”) leases can be a unique animal due to the nature of the tenant’s use and business model. In negotiating... Read More »

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When a Signed Lease is Not Enough – Commercial Tenants in Massachusetts

05/17/2016   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

Renting retail space in a shopping center? An office in downtown Boston? A parcel of land for development in the... Read More »

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Residential Security Deposits Provide Protection for a Landlord, but There can be Unexpected Pitfalls

04/29/2016   |   BY David A. Michel and Sander A. Rikleen

On April 27, 2016, the ever-perilous legal landscape for Massachusetts residential landlords developed an additional potential pitfall. The statute governing... Read More »

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Percentage Rent: How it’s Calculated

04/08/2016   |   BY Gary D. Buchman

Percentage Rent is intended to reward the Landlord for creating a successful retail environment wherein the Tenant exceeded a sales benchmark... Read More »

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Five Key Issues for the Parties to a Sublease

04/15/2014   |   BY Sherin and Lodgen

A sublease is a transfer of less than a tenant’s full interest in its lease because either it is a... Read More »

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Negotiating Inclusions and Exclusions from Operating Expenses or Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Costs

11/07/2012   |   BY Gary D. Buchman

Most retail leases are so called triple net leases, in which Tenant pays its proportionate share of Insurance, Real Estate... Read More »