Self-Insurance Means No Insurance

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By : Gary M. Kaleita It is not unusual for Tenants, especially larger ones, to negotiate for so-called “self-insurance” in their Leases.  This concept can be applied to any form of insurance that a Landlord may …

Can your commercial lease get you in trouble?

Don’t let your lease get stale! Brendan Lynch tells Racquel Asa at WFTV Channel 9 that some tenants in the soon-to-be demolished Crossroads Shopping Center will not get anything due their outdated leases. Click below …

Protecting Yourself Against Lien Claims

By: Gary Kaleita If you are a commercial Landlord or property manager, hopefully you are taking advantage of a Florida statute that allows you to limit the Landlord’s liability for lien claims resulting from work …

Exclusives in Leases

By: Shawn Rader Granting a tenant an exclusive use of their premises in a retail setting can be a powerful inducement to have the tenant agree to a lease.  There is little doubt, however, that …

Holdover Rent

By: Joaquin “Quino” Martinez and Andrew P. Kelly As the end of a commercial lease approaches, it is common for landlords and tenants alike to consider whether to renew the lease or part ways. But …

A Primer On Leasing Space For Your Business

By: Gary Kaleita You’ve been in business for a few years and it’s time to sign a new lease, or you’ve decided to move your business out of your house to a space at the …

Does a Tenant Need Leasehold Title Insurance?

By: Gary M. Kaleita If you own a house, or property on which you operate a business, you probably have owner’s title insurance to cover your loss if there are defects in the title. Land …

New Ruling Could Void Your Lease Option

By: Adam Lewis and Laura Walda In its recent decision in Jahangiri, et al. v. 1830 North Bayshore, LLC, the Third District Court of Appeal asserted that a lease extension option based on “market rate” …