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What provisions should you include in a commercial lease?

After constructing a new shopping center here in California, you may already have tenants lined up to occupy the space. As you work toward the official opening of the property, you will more than likely need to negotiate a commercial lease with each tenant. Even though there may be certain items specific to each tenant, each lease may need to include some standard provisions.

California developers could benefit from some legal help

Starting a new commercial venture can be an exciting time, but also a frustrating one. With so many decisions to make, both business and legal, what looks like an easy shopping center project on paper could quickly become complex. This is why California developers could benefit from some legal help with projects.

Pre- and post-occupancy study finds chemicals in green buildings

Are you a developer who is working to meet green building standards? Are you considering leasing a green building? If so, you may be interested to know about a recent study in the journal Environmental Institute that indicates that building "green" doesn't necessarily mean building healthy. Indoor air pollution often isn't considered when taking buildings green for other purposes, yet it can lead to a range of health issues.

Common commercial lease mistakes to avoid

As an entrepreneur, you understand how important it is for you to find the right building for your business. Besides location, you need a property that is in good condition. As you shop for commercial properties in the San Juan Capistrano area, you should take into consideration the leasing requirements each property has. All commercial leases are not the same. If you are not careful, you could end up with a lease that puts you at a big disadvantage. 

Tenants win bedbug protections in new law

Tenants throughout California received another win in with strong legislation protections recently. According to a new state law that took effect on July 1, landlords are now required to inform tenants of instances of bedbugs. It also offers guidelines for how tenants should report infestations to landlords. The law does not take effect for existing leases until Jan. 1, 2018.