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Category Archives: Commercial Real Estate

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How to Evict a Commercial Tenant in Florida

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

As brick-and-mortar businesses around the country struggle, the propensity for landlord and tenant disputes to erupt is on the rise. Many of these disputes involve the failure to pay rent on time. This can lead a commercial real estate landlord to look into legal options to evict the tenant in favor of someone new… Read More »

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Common Causes of Commercial Real Estate Disputes in Florida

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Disputes involving real estate can be complex and expensive. When they involve commercial disputes, the issues can be even more problematic to resolve. It doesn’t matter whether you are an investor, manage properties, or are even leasing space for your own business, it’s imperative that you understand the documentation that supports the transaction. Because… Read More »

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A Personal Guaranty in a Commercial Lease

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When a business decides to rent an office, storefront, or other commercial property, it is the business itself that enters into a lease. The business, which may be a corporation or limited liability company (LLC), is a separate entity from its owner or owners. When the business enters into a lease, it is the… Read More »

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Signing Your First Commercial Lease

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Your business has grown and now it is time to move out of your spare bedroom or garage and into a commercial space. This may be your first office, which enables you to bring more employees on board. Or it might be your first official storefront, which you hope will draw in more customers…. Read More »

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Clear Title When Buying Commercial Real Estate

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When you are interested in buying commercial property, what you wish to receive is clear title on a parcel of land and its improvements. You want to become the full and outright owner, with no one laying any claim to the land or money in the future. It is highly unlikely that you are… Read More »

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Environmental Inspections for Commercial Real Estate

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

If you intend to buy commercial property, the last thing you want is to become liable for an environmental issue years down the road. Waiting on and paying for an environmental site assessment (ESA) of a piece of property may seem like an inconvenience. However, Phase I ESA is your basic due diligence when… Read More »

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The Importance of Using an Attorney for Commercial Leases

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Whether you are venturing into a commercial lease for the first time or tenth, you need an experienced commercial real estate attorney to review the contract and represent your interests. A commercial lease for a parcel of land, factory or storefront is far different than a basic apartment lease. It needs to be customized… Read More »

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When Your Commercial Tenant Wants to Sublet

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

As a commercial landlord, you will be approached about your tenants wanting to sublet their spaces. Considering many commercial leases last for multiple years, tenants that are going out of business or need to move to a bigger space may look toward subletting as a way to relieve themselves of their rental obligation. Subletting… Read More »

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The Difference Between Assigning and Subletting a Commercial Space

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

Subletting and assignments are common for commercial properties. There are a variety of reasons the original tenants cannot keep the space and need to pass on all or some of the obligation to a new business. Some commercial tenants go out of business or find the premises are too small or large for them…. Read More »

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Developing Commercial Real Estate: Fitting in With the Comprehensive Plan

By Larry E. Bray, P.A. |

When you intend to develop commercial properties in West Palm Beach, you need a thorough understanding of the city’s zoning and land use regulations. Each property must adhere to its zone’s requirements or obtain a special use permit. However, in addition to these rules, all developments must also fit within the city’s comprehensive plan,… Read More »

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