Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law

Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law

McLaughlin & Nardi’s New Jersey commercial landlord-tenant attorneys represent commercial landlords and tenants in all aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship. Our commercial landlord-tenant attorneys have many decades of experience dealing with all of the complex aspects of New Jersey landlord-tenant law, from drafting leases to litigation over their breach.

Representing Commercial Landlords

Commercial property is a significant investment for any business. The venture’s success often depends on a successful relationship with the business’s tenants. This is important every phase of the relationship, from negotiating the lease, to problems during the tenancy, negotiation of a new lease at expiration, termination of the lease, and collection of rent. Our New Jersey landlord-tenant attorneys represent commercial landlords in all aspects of their relations with their tenants, from negotiating leases to litigation and appeals.

Representing Commercial Tenants

A lease is often a business’s most valuable asset. It is vitally important that the business secure space in a well-located, quality building, at a good price, with a lease that protects its interests. Our New Jersey landlord-tenant attorneys represent commercial tenants in all aspects of their relations with their landlords and co-tenants, from negotiating leases to litigation and appeals.

Negotiating New Jersey Commercial Leases

Our New Jersey contract attorneys have extensive experience negotiating and drafting commercial leases for both commercial landlords and commercial tenants. A well-drafted lease is the most important document in the relationship. It helps prevent problems from arising in the first place, and provides solutions for when they do – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

There is a general rule of thumb in New Jersey commercial landlord-tenant law that the law follows the lease. Most of the rights and responsibilities the parties will be forced to live with will be contained in the lease. It is therefore vitally important that every business have an experienced New Jersey landlord-tenant attorney negotiate and draft their lease.

There is no such thing as a “standard” lease. Yes, forms exist. However, every business, every property, every landlord-tenant relationship is different. No form lease can meet or even anticipate all of a business’s particular needs. Every lease should be drafted to protect the rights of the particular landlords and tenants involved. Negotiations involve bargaining position – the relative position of the parties. However, every term is potentially negotiable, including price, physical changes, how to handle building defects, time, rent concessions, and arbitration of disputes. There is no such thing as required boilerplate. In fact, using form leases often leads to unforeseen – and expensive – problems for both landlords and tenants years down the road. It is vitally important to have an experienced New Jersey landlord-tenant attorney in your corner. Our New Jersey landlord-tenant attorneys have many years of experience between them in negotiating and drafting New Jersey commercial leases.

Problems Between Commercial Landlords and Tenants

Tenancies are like marriages – the parties must live together, and even the best relationships experience rough spots. Our experienced New Jersey landlord-tenant lawyers do all we can to avoid potential problems before the relationship starts by drafting leases which strongly protect our clients. When problems arise, our attorneys’ experience helps us to work to find creative solutions avoid litigation. When problems cannot be solved, we are experienced litigators who fight aggressively in court to protect our clients’ rights and interests.

New Jersey Commercial Landlord-Tenant Litigation

McLaughlin & Nardi’s experienced New Jersey landlord-tenant lawyers have extensive experience representing both commercial landlords and tenants of all sizes, from mom and pop stores to factories, vacant land to office buildings, in all types of litigation. Our experienced New Jersey landlord-tenant lawyers represent New Jersey commercial landlords and tenants in all aspects of litigation, from negotiations, mediation and arbitration, discovery to trials and appeals.

McLaughlin & Nardi’s New Jersey Commercial Landlord Tenant Attorneys

Our attorneys have decades of cumulative experience representing commercial landlords and tenants in all aspects of New Jersey landlord-tenant law. To obtain assistance, e-mail us or call us at (973) 890-0004.

We assist New Jersey commercial landlords and tenants in all areas of their relationship, but the most valuable thing we can do is work to ensure problems do not arise or that your business is protected if they do. The best thing is to call early in the relationship, and have an experienced commercial landlord-tenant attorney on your side from the start.

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