Common Issues Commercial Real Estate Lawyers Help Solve

Commercial properties vary greatly from residential property in everything from design, layout, function, and for leases. States also have different laws concerning these types of properties. Due to these stark differences, there are well-known legal issues that may arise while in a commercial lease. 

If you are experiencing issues with your commercial lease, whether you are a landlord or tenant, contact an M&A attorney in Miami.

The most common issues that arise with commercial leases are:

  • Zoning and land use permissions: commercial uses of properties are much different than the single function of residential properties. Certain functions may have their own laws per state on how to operate. Common functions include office spaces and shopping centers. 
  • Property taxes: these are often higher than residential taxes and will differ based on the type of business leasing the space.
  • Property insurance: insurance disputes are not uncommon, in fact, they are among the top issues that many businesses have in commercial leases. 
  • Ownership disputes: title, ownership, and leasing disputes are included. 
  • Boundary disputes: some spaces may have disputes about where the physical boundaries of the property lie. 
  • Sales and purchasing: this includes breach of contract, business disputes, and failing to use the property as correctly outlined and agreed upon in the lease. 

Due to the hefty amount of paperwork, commercial property legal disputes can be a challenge for many businesses, large or small. Alvarez & Diaz-Silveira, a corporate law firm in Miami, can help both landlords and tenants solve these legal disputes. Call us at 305.740.1940 to get started.