Real Estate
Commercial Leases

A commercial lease requires the time, knowledge, and skill of a professional who can negotiate on your behalf and have your best interests in mind. Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, we work closely to ensure your contract is solid and the other party is in good shape to enter the agreement.

As lawyers, we see lease agreements and manage commercial lease disputes across a variety of industries on a day-to-day basis. We have an in depth understanding of what to expect and what leverage we can use during negotiations.

Having represented both tenants and landlords, we have a great understanding of the needs and interests of both sides.

A well-structured lease with due diligence can avoid complications down the road. Consequences of which can be detrimental to your business in expensive penalties. Multi-year agreements must undergo extensive scrutiny by a lawyer, especially those that cannot be easily terminated, to ensure that your interests and business goals are protected.

If you are a landlord, we can guide you through the most optimal approach to your tenant(s) and help identify your leverage for negotiations. We conduct the necessary check on the potential tenant and their business status, and ensure they can rightfully enter into a lease and fulfill their obligations under the lease. This includes a check of authorized signatories, as well as the potential tenant’s debts and liabilities. During the negotiations of the agreement, we will review the tenant’s requests and advise you on whether those changes will be acceptable or of any risks that may arise.

If you are a tenant, we can help guide you through your landlord’s expectations, their major concerns, and what can be traded during negotiations. Lease agreements are typically drafted by the landlord and as a result are more favourable to their interests. It is up to you as the tenant to negotiate for your interests. We review all paperwork and advise you of possible risks and suggest changes. These often include aspects such as the permitted use of the premises, restrictions on subleasing, or excessive financial obligations. Additionally, we will do our due diligence of the landlord to ensure they have the title to the premises, and they are authorized to enter into the lease.


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Entering a Commercial Lease

We can assist with drafting and/or reviewing drafts of the Offer to Lease and the Lease Agreement. During our initial meeting in-person, online, or over the phone we will discuss your needs and the possible solutions. We will then guide you through the necessary paperwork to ensure your new business chapter starts off on a secure financial foundation.

Dispute Resolution

If you are in disagreement with the other party on obligations set out by the Lease Agreement, we can assist in negotiations and legal representation. This can include disputes such as maintenance and repairs or default on payment. Our initial meeting in-person, online, or over the phone will discuss your needs. We review the lease, supporting documents, and the circumstances of the dispute. We will help identify the consequences, risks, and potential solutions to ensure your interests and your business are protected. We will then guide you and represent your interests during the negotiations.

Anna Dunaeva DLegal
Lawyer & Notary
Anna Dunaeva

Anna perpetually works to surpass her clients' expectations. Through continuous communication, Anna delivers on her commitment to keep clients at the centre of her practice.

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