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New York City Lease Attorneys

DL Partners offers a comprehensive suite of legal services tailored to lease law, a crucial aspect of real estate and commercial transactions. Our team of seasoned attorneys excels at navigating the complexities of lease agreements and related disputes for landlords, tenants, and property managers alike.

Our services in lease law cover everything from drafting and negotiating lease contracts to advising on tenant rights, landlord duties, and lease dispute resolution.

How We Can Help You With Lease Law Our lawyers can help you with the following services:

Comprehensive Lease Legal Services

Our team of specialist attorneys is dedicated to crafting solid strategies that protect client interests, simplify lease negotiations, and effectively manage any arising legal issues. Our lease law services include:

Lease Agreement Drafting and Review

Our attorneys employ their in-depth knowledge of lease law to draft, review, and negotiate lease agreements, ensuring they align with our clients’ objectives and protect their rights.

Landlord and Tenant Advisory

Our team provides legal advice to landlords on their rights and obligations under lease agreements, as well as advising tenants on their rights and potential remedies.

Lease Dispute Resolution

Our team is experienced in resolving lease disputes over matters such as rent, repairs, lease termination, and other lease terms, leveraging effective negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation tactics as required.

Lease Renewals and Extensions

Our attorneys assist clients in handling lease renewals and extensions, ensuring fair terms and conditions that align with our clients’ interests.

Commercial Lease Experience

We offer sound legal advice on commercial leases, including office leases, retail leases, ground leases, and triple-net leases, assisting in the negotiation of terms and resolution of disputes.

Global Lease Legal Services

We also assist U.S. clients engaged in international lease transactions, as well as foreign clients with lease transactions within the U.S. Our international lease law services include:

  1. Navigating through international lease contracts and regulations.
  2. Advising on risks involved in cross-border lease transactions.
  3. Representation in international lease conflicts.

Lease Dispute Resolution Services

Our attorneys possess significant expertise in resolving a wide array of lease-related disputes, including disagreements over rent, repairs, lease termination, security deposits, and other lease terms.

DL Partners recognizes the unique challenges and potential disputes inherent in the field of lease law. Our skilled attorneys are committed to providing sound legal counsel and personalized attention at every step.

We collaborate with our clients to devise strategies that cater to their specific needs and goals. For more information about our lease law practice and how we can assist you with your lease-related legal needs, please contact us today.

We look forward to working with you

Frequently Asked Questios

What does lease law involve?

Lease law involves the legal principles that govern lease agreements between landlords and tenants. It covers areas such as the negotiation of lease terms, landlord and tenant rights and obligations, and the resolution of lease disputes.

Why do I need a lease lawyer?

A lease lawyer can protect your rights and interests by assisting in the negotiation, drafting, and review of lease agreements, advising on rights and obligations, managing lease renewals and extensions, and providing sound legal representation during lease disputes.

What is a commercial lease?

A commercial lease is a contract between a landlord and a business tenant, outlining the terms and conditions under which the tenant may use the property for business purposes. Commercial leases are used for various types of commercial properties, such as office spaces, retail stores, warehouses, industrial facilities, and other non-residential properties. Unlike residential leases, which are more standardized and regulated in many jurisdictions, commercial leases are often more flexible and negotiable. The terms and provisions in a commercial lease can vary significantly depending on factors such as the location of the property, the type of business, the length of the lease, and the bargaining power of the parties involved. 

Some common elements typically included in a commercial lease are as follows: 

  1. Lease Term: The lease specifies the duration of the lease, which can vary from a few months to several years. Longer lease terms may offer stability for businesses, while shorter terms provide more flexibility. 
  2. Rent and Rent Escalations: The lease outlines the amount of rent the tenant must pay and the frequency of rent payments. It may also include provisions for rent increases over the course of the lease, either through fixed escalations or based on specific factors like inflation or percentage increases. 
  3. Security Deposit: Commercial leases often require tenants to pay a security deposit upfront to protect the landlord against potential damages or lease violations. 
  4. Use of Premises: The lease specifies the allowed use of the commercial space and may include restrictions on the type of business activities that can be conducted on the property. 
  5. Maintenance and Repairs: The responsibilities for property maintenance and repairs are defined in the lease. It clarifies which party (landlord or tenant) is responsible for different aspects of maintenance and upkeep. 
  6. Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Charges: For properties with shared common areas, such as shopping centers or office complexes, the lease may include provisions for the tenant’s share of common area maintenance expenses. 
  7. Improvements and Alterations: The lease outlines the conditions and approvals required for any modifications or improvements the tenant wishes to make to the property. 
  8. Subleasing and Assignment: Commercial leases often address whether the tenant is allowed to sublease or assign the leased space to another party. 
  9. Insurance: The lease may require the tenant to carry specific types of insurance coverage, such as liability insurance and property insurance. 
  10. Default and Remedies: The lease defines the actions the landlord can take if the tenant defaults on the lease, including eviction or legal remedies. 

How are disputes resolved in lease law?

Disputes in lease law are often resolved through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. In some cases, litigation may be necessary. A skilled lease lawyer can provide guidance and representation throughout the dispute resolution process.

What should be considered in lease renewals and extensions?

Lease renewals and extensions should consider changes in the market, changes in the use of the property, adjustments to rent, and other terms and conditions of the lease. Sound legal counsel can ensure these considerations are adequately addressed.