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Best Commercial Lease Clauses, 13/e


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Best Commercial Lease Clauses, 13/e | 756 pages | Softcover | Digital Chapter Downloads | 140 Editable Model Tools 

Described as a wellspring of vital information for professionals seriously engaged in commercial leasing, Best Commercial Lease Clauses helps you structure safe and effective leases for a range of commercial tenants.

Helping you draft “smarter” leases and minimize landlord-tenant disputes, Best Commercial Lease Clauses is filled with input from numerous leading professionals across the country, including top leasing attorneys and real estate professionals, who provide their shrewd insights and astute, field-tested judgment—all in plain-English terminology. 

You’ll find a wealth of authoritative guidance—including concrete suggestions on how to plug dangerous loopholes, stay within the legal boundaries, and prevent trouble before it begins. This is an easy-to-use, one-volume resource that contains more than 125 Model Lease Clauses and other Model Tools, Practical Pointers, and Examples. 

BONUS: Your purchase includes access to digital downloads of every chapter as well as 125 fully customizable Model Tools, including model lease clauses, agreements, and notices—saving you hours of time and effort.

What's New in This Edition...

Not only does the new edition offer digital downloads of every chapter that can be easily printed or shared, the 13th Edition includes a Special Report: COVID-19 and Commercial Leases. It contains insight on dealing with tenants that are struggling under their current leases during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as drafting tips to ensure your future leases will serve you well in similar crises.

In addition to a complete updating throughout, this 13th edition includes two new chapters:

  • Chapter 11: Condemnation, which gives you five protections to put in your lease’s condemnation clause; and
  • Chapter 25: Force Majeure, which discusses how to negotiate the force majeure clause.

    Special Report: COVID-19 and Commercial Leases: 

    • 10 Key Leasing Lessons from the First Phase of the COVID Crisis
    • How to Use Your Lease to Limit Coronavirus Disruption, Damage & Liability
    • Get Eight Protections When Giving Tenants COVID-19 Rent Relief
    • How to Give Tenants Future Pandemic Rent Relief
    • Rework Lease Notice Provisions for the Pandemic World
    • How to Negotiate Force Majeure Clause
    • Force Majeure & COVID-19: New Case Offers Four Key Pointers

    1: Abandonment; 2: Access to Premises; 3: ADA & Liability; 4: Alterations; 5: Attorneys’ Fees; 6: Audits; 7: Bankruptcy; 8: Buildouts; 9: Commencement of Lease; 10: Concessions; 11: Condemnation; 12: Consent; 13: Continuous Operation; 14: Cotenancy; 15: Damage & Destruction; 16: Default; 17: Description of Premises; 18: Dispute Resolution; 19: Electricity; 20: Environmental Issues; 21: Estoppel/Lender Agreements; 22: Exclusives; 23: Expansion & Contraction; 24: Exterior Appearance; 25: Forces Majeure; 26: Guaranty; 27: Holdover; 28: Insurance; 29: Lease; 30: Letter of Credit; 31: Letter of Intent; 32: Liens; 33: Limitations on Liability; 34: Memorandum of Lease; 35: Operating; 36: Parking; 37: Percentage Rent; 38: Pre-Lease Agreement; 39: Radius Restriction; 40: Recapture; 41: Refusal Right; 42: Relocation of Tenant; 43: Renewal of Lease; 44: Renovation; 45: Rent Escalation; 46: Rent Payment; 47: Rent Reduction/Deferral; 48: Safety & Security; 49: Security Deposit; 50: Self-Help Right; 51: Signage; 52: Special Agreements; 53: Specialty Leasing Issues; 54: Sublet/Assignment; 55: Taxes; 56: Termination; 57: Use; 58: Work Letters

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