A lease is a contract for a piece of real property for a specific duration of time. Leases can be as short as one day and as long as 99 years. They can be for residential property (houses, apartments, etc) or commercial property (such as an office space, retail store, or warehouse). In most situations, the landlord and tenant will decide the particulars of their own deal and reduce it to writing at their own discretion. Depending on the type of property involved and the length of the lease, the State of California may also impose some terms. That's where an experienced attorney makes all the difference.
Whether you are a tenant, a landlord, or a property management company, you are likely to have questions about your rights and obligations under California law. As a tenant-friendly state, California landlords of residential property (and their agents) operate with care in all actions they take or they may find themselves the target of a lawsuit or a counterclaim. On the other hand, tenants must adhere to certain standards or face eviction and further action for damages.
Manavi Law Group, APLC provides careful guidance and advocacy for both tenants and landlords. A clear and thorough lease agreement that both parties fully understand can often minimize disagreements. A well drafted lease agreement will establish the character and rules of the relationship at the beginning. The tenant will fully understand the consequences should it fail to pay the rent, habitually pay the rent late, or violate express or implied terms of the lease agreement. Similarly, the landlord will be put on notice of the potential consequences of failing to make promised repairs, improperly withholding a security deposit, or otherwise deny quiet enjoyment to the property.
We can also review a lease drafted by another law firm to help address the points that are important to you while clarifying and resolving many unclear elements that may lead to future conflict. If another attorney has drafted commercial lease for you to sign, we carefully consider issues including:
We recognize that every client's experience is unique and comes with its own opportunities and challenges. Therefore, we fully analyze each situation prior to working to provide a thoroughly considered lease agreement.
Manavi Law Group, APLC provides experienced lease agreement guidance for those in Los Angeles and throughout California. If you are drafting a residential or commercial lease agreement or are seeking review of a contract, we can help. To schedule your confidential consultation, contact us at your earliest convenience or call us at (310) 879-5616.