Negotiating lease agreements can consume valuable time and financial resources. However, well-executed lease agreements protect business interests and can increase a company’s asset value. The key to success is engaging a commercial lease agreement lawyer who specializes in clearly defining the obligations of each party, as well as the specialized terms of the agreement. Clear communication from the outset makes for a more positive, productive relationship between landlords and tenants over the long term.
McMillan’s Commercial Real Estate Group uses its expertise in commercial leasing to help clients—both landlords and tenants—structure, prepare and negotiate a full range of commercial lease agreements, including industrial, retail, office and ground leases. By preparing template and/or precedent lease documentation, our commercial lease agreement lawyers add value to our clients’ businesses by maximizing efficiencies throughout the process, while mitigating potential risk.
Whether assisting with lease negotiations, advising clients with regards to daily property management issues, developing green building initiatives, drafting sublease or landlord consent documentation, or reviewing estoppel certificates, our retail commercial lease lawyers help clients protect their interests and preserve the landlord/tenant relationship.
Our lawyers help commercial, and business real estate clients lead by providing counsel on site acquisition, assisting with lease negotiations and agreements, structuring property management contracts, structuring sales and leasebacks, designing tenders and advising on auctions.
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The concept of overholding is often misunderstood and deserves more attention in commercial leases, given the significant consequences for landlords and tenants.
Bill C-56 introduces amendments to the Competition Act, which are described as addressing rising grocery prices, but which have much broader implications.
This bulletin explores the duty of good faith in commercial leasing through a summary of recent cases and their takeaways for landlords and tenants.
Indemnities and guarantees in leases deserve careful consideration for tenants and landlords, on a case and province-specific basis, as this bulletin explains.
April 2023 Update: Amendments to the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Regulations Provide Increased Deal Certainty for Commercial Real Estate Industry
The Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act (the “Act”) and regulations (the “Regulations”) came into force on January 1, 2023.
This Bulletin provides key takeaways for universities, developers and lenders looking to get involved in a university trust for property development purposes
August 2022 Update: Upcoming Deadline for Pre-Existing Owners to file a Transparency Report on the Land Owner Transparency Registry
The deadline for Pre-Existing Owners to file a transparency report on the Land Owner Transparency Registry will occur on November 30, 2022.
Not Yet Cleared for Takeoff: Draft Canadian Luxury Tax Legislation Raises Concerns for the Aviation Industry
On March 11, 2022, the federal Department of Finance released draft legislative proposals to implement the proposed Luxury Tax.
As we approach the end of the year, join McMillan's Commercial Real Estate Group on Tuesday, November 30th for an overview and round-up of key developments in leasing law in 2021.
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