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There are important clauses within many Lincoln Park commercial leases. In this article, our Lincoln Park commercial real estate attorneys examine the most important including ensuring the landlord doesn't have the ability to terminate a lease without notice if rent is paid late. We also discuss important clauses regarding the assignment of cost to repairs within the property.
Maintaining a property to be habitable, whether by a business or individuals is known as implied warranty of habitability. This is a legal doctrine created by Illinois case law. Every commercial lease, whether written or oral, imply a warranty from the landlord that provides the property will be kept in a habitable condition.
In this article, our Lincoln Park commercial lease attorneys discuss the conditions a leased premise must be kept in to ensure it is habitable throughout the terms of a lease.
Typically in many commercial leases, tenants are mandated to pay a portion of utilities, taxes and common area maintenance charges and they are typically in proportion to the amount of spaced leased relative to the total rented space in the building.
Sometimes, landlords may overcharge for common area maintenance charges and if a tenant believe this is happening, audits may be an option available to them. In this article, our Lincoln Park commercial lease lawyers discuss common area maintenance charges and tenants' rights to an audit.