Leasing and Subleasing Disputes in Menlo Park
Menlo Park Real Estate Attorney for Commercial and Residential Property
A lease is a legal agreement between a property owner and a tenant that
allows the tenant to occupy the property in exchange for rental payments.
At Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP, our lawyers are well versed
in residential and commercial leasing agreements, including subleasing
matters and other disputes. In most situations, tenants cannot sublease
property (allow a subtenant to occupy the property) without the express
consent of the property owner.
Commercial Leasing & Subleasing
Subleasing commercial property comes with many benefits but is not always
acceptable to the property owner. Much like the tenant’s lease agreement,
a sublease will involve the following factors:
- Define the subleased premises
- Set the term of the least (how long the agreement will last)
- Determine the amount of rent
Other important factors include: insurance considerations, property maintenance,
repair costs, etc. Like many areas of commercial real estate law, commercial
subleasing comes with the potential for legal complexities.
Residential Leasing & Subleasing
Residential real estate laws differ from those that apply to commercial
leasing agreements. Generally, the laws related to residential leases
are more detailed and designed with the well-being of the tenant in mind.
Some important factors to consider are:
- The tenant is still bound by the legal obligations in his / her lease
- The property owner may hold the tenant responsible for damages caused by
- The property owner may not approve of the subleasing agreement
When to Involve a Lawyer in Your Leasing / Subleasing Agreement
Our Menlo Park real estate attorneys at Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada
LLP are equipped to provide legal assistance for individuals and businesses
considering a lease or sublease. We have offices in San Ramon and Menlo
Park, and we represent clients throughout the Bay Area. Without a lawyer,
one or more parties in the lease could face an unfair agreement or other
With the help of an attorney, you can protect your financial well-being
and your rights before signing your lease or sublease agreement.