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Commercial and Residential Leases Can Benefit from Legal Help

Real estate attorney safeguards your rights in lease agreements

The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine helps landlords and tenants enter into lease agreements with the confidence that their interests are protected. Throughout Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam Counties, our clients rely on us for drafting, reviewing, negotiating and terminating leases. Our clients also come to us to resolve their leasing disputes. Whether you have one property or many, seek the advice of an experienced attorney.

Commercial lease type depends on the type of space

Warehouse, manufacturing, retail, offices, mall or a combination (e.g., office and warehouse) — The type of business and location suggests a certain type of lease. Some standard leases for commercial properties include:

  • Percentage lease — The tenant pays a flat rate plus a percent of monthly sales; used most often for retail businesses and malls.
  • Net lease — The tenant pays all costs plus taxes and insurance and takes responsibility for repairs and maintenance.
    • Single net lease — The tenant pays rent and property tax.
    • Double net lease — The tenant pays rent, property tax and insurance. The landlord may pay for maintenance. This lease is popular for commercial property.
    • Triple net lease — Preferred by landlords, this lease type involves the tenant paying rent, property tax, insurance, maintenance and repairs.
  • Gross lease — The landlord pays all or most of the typical costs.

No matter the type of lease, we are fully prepared to assist you.

Common lease disputes arise between landlord and tenant

Despite the most careful attention paid to leases, disputes may still occur. The most frequent disputes involve:

  • Lease terms
  • Repairs
  • Lease termination
  • Deposits
  • Subleasing

The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine has the skills and experience to resolve conflicts effectively. When you come to us to draft, review or negotiate your contract, we help avoid disputes altogether with clear, articulate language and well-drawn boundaries between landlord and tenant obligations.

Residential leases govern rent increases and have certain limitations

In a standard one-year lease, the landlord must wait until the lease term expires to raise the rent.

A landlord can raise the rent on a month-to-month lease upon 30 days’ notice. Landlords may choose to incorporate some limitations through provisions in the lease, such as no pets, sub-lets or lease assignments.

Rely on the skills of an experienced real estate attorney to handle your commercial or residential lease

The Law Office of Gordon B. Fine, located in Yorktown Heights, serves Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties including the towns of White Plains, Peekskill, Carmel, Yorktown Heights and the surrounding areas. We have helped draft, review and negotiate commercial and residential property lease agreements since 1993. Find out how we can help you. Call us at 914-245-6250 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.


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