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OTHER NAMES Office Rental Agreement

What is an Office Space Lease?

If you are an office space owner, you can make and sign Office Space Leases to safeguard your interests when you are planning to offer your commercial property for rent. Making this essential document can make it easier for everyone to avoid disagreements in the future. You can click on "Make document" to check out the sample Office Space Lease.

When to use an Office Space Lease:

  • You own commercial property that will be leased to a new tenant.
  • You own commercial property that will be converted to a rental property.
  • You want to lease commercial rental property from a landlord who does not have a lease form.

Sample Office Space Lease

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Office Space Lease

 

 

This Lease Agreement (this "Lease") is dated , by and between ("Landlord"), and ("Tenant"). The parties agree as follows:

 

PREMISES. Landlord, in consideration of the lease payments provided in this Lease, leases to Tenant (the "Premises") located at , , .

LEGAL DESCRIPTION. The legal description for the premises is: LEGAL DESCRIPTION. The legal description for the premises is attached as an exhibit. LEGAL DESCRIPTION. A sketch of the Premises subject to this Lease is attached as an exhibit.

 

TERM. The lease term will begin on and will terminate on .

 

LEASE PAYMENTS. Tenant shall pay to Landlord Lease payments shall be made to the Landlord at , , , which address may be changed from time to time by the Landlord.

 

POSSESSION. Tenant shall be entitled to possession on the first day of the term of this Lease, and shall yield possession to Landlord on the last day of the term of this Lease, unless otherwise agreed by both parties in writing. At the expiration of the term, Tenant shall remove its goods and effects and peaceably yield up the Premises to Landlord in as good a condition as when delivered to Tenant, ordinary wear and tear excepted. Landlord promises to place Tenant in peaceful possession of the Office Space, and Tenant, by taking possession of the Office Space, will have acknowledged that the Office Space are in satisfactory and acceptable condition. Landlord promises to place Tenant in peaceful possession of the Office Space, and Tenant, by taking possession of the Office Space, will have acknowledged that the Office Space are in satisfactory and acceptable condition.

The following furnishings will be provided: PARKING. Tenant shall be entitled to use parking space(s) for the parking of the Tenant's customers'/guests' motor vehicle(s).

 

PROPERTY INSURANCE. Landlord shall be named as an additional insured in such policies. Tenant shall deliver appropriate evidence to Landlord as proof that adequate insurance is in force issued by companies reasonably satisfactory to Landlord. Landlord shall receive advance written notice from the insurer prior to any termination of such insurance policies. Tenant shall also maintain any other insurance which Landlord may reasonably require for the protection of Landlord's interest in the Premises. Tenant is responsible for maintaining casualty insurance on its own property.

in a total aggregate sum of at least . with personal injury limits of at least for injury to one person, and for any one accident, and a limit of at least for damage to property. except that the lease installment payments shall be per

MAINTENANCE. Landlord shall have the responsibility to maintain the Premises in good repair at all times.

MAINTENANCE. Tenant shall have the responsibility to maintain the Premises in good repair at all times during the term of this Lease.

MAINTENANCE.

 

Landlord's obligations for maintenance shall include:

- the roof, outside walls, and other structural parts of the building

- the parking lot, driveways, and sidewalks, including snow and ice removal

- the sewer, water pipes, and other matters related to plumbing

- the electrical wiring

- the air conditioning system

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- all other items of maintenance not specifically delegated to Tenant under this Lease.

 

Tenant's obligations for maintenance shall include:

- the roof, outside walls, and other structural parts of the building

- the parking lot, driveways, and sidewalks, including snow and ice removal

- the sewer, water pipes, and other matters related to plumbing

- the electrical wiring

- the air conditioning system

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- all other items of maintenance not specifically delegated to Landlord under this Lease.

UTILITIES AND SERVICES. Landlord shall be responsible for all utilities and services incurred in connection with the Premises.

UTILITIES AND SERVICES. Tenant shall be responsible for all utilities and services incurred in connection with the Premises.

UTILITIES AND SERVICES.

 

Landlord shall be responsible for the following utilities and services in connection with the Premises:

- electricity

- water and sewer

- gas

- heating

- garbage and trash disposal

- janitorial services

- telephone services

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Tenant shall be responsible for the following utilities and services in connection with the Premises:

- electricity

- water and sewer

- gas

- heating

- garbage and trash disposal

- janitorial services

- telephone service

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Tenant acknowledges that Landlord has fully explained to Tenant the utility rates, charges and services for which Tenant will be required to pay to Landlord (if any), other than those to be paid directly to the third-party provider.

 

COMMON AREAS OF OFFICE SPACE. Landlord shall make available at all times during the term of this lease in any portion of the Office Space that Landlord from time to time designates or relocates, automobile parking and common areas as Landlord shall from time to time deem appropriate. Tenant shall have the nonexclusive right during the term of this lease to use the common areas for itself, its employees, agents, customers, clients, invitees, and licensees. Landlord reserves the right to re-designate a common area for a non-common use or to designate as a common area a portion of the Office Space not previously designated a common area.

 

All common areas shall be subject to the exclusive control and management of Landlord or any other persons or nominees that Landlord may have delegated or assigned to exercise management or control, in whole or in part, in Landlord's place and stead. Landlord shall have the right to close, if necessary, all or any portion of the common areas as is deemed necessary by Landlord to effect necessary repairs, maintenance, or construction, or to maintain the safety of tenants or the general public. Landlord will maintain the common areas in a clean, orderly, and sanitary manner. Landlord is responsible for all repairs of the common areas, except those required by the negligence of Tenant.

 

Landlord and Landlord's nominees and assignees shall have the right to establish, modify, amend, and enforce reasonable rules and regulations with respect to the common areas and the Office Space. Tenant shall fully and faithfully comply with and observe the rules and regulations for the common areas and the Building ("the Building Rules and Regulations"), of which the Leased Space is a part, including any additions or amendments to the Building Rules and Regulations that may be hereafter enacted by Landlord in Landlord's sole discretion.

 

PEST CONTROL. Tenant, at its sole expense, shall engage exterminators to control vermin and pests on a regular basis. Such extermination services shall be supplied in all areas where food is prepared, dispensed or stored and in all areas where trash is collected and deliveries are made.

 

JANITORIAL SERVICE. The Tenant shall provide regular janitorial service to the Leased Office Space at its sole expense.

 

COVENANT AGAINST WASTE. Tenant agrees that Tenant will not commit waste in or upon the Office Space or any portion thereof. The Tenant shall be responsible for the ventilation and cleanliness of the demised premises and for keeping the waste sewerage lines free from grease stoppages.

Landlord shall pay all real estate taxes and assessments for the Premises.Tenant shall pay all real estate taxes and assessments which are assessed against the Premises during the time of this Lease.Landlord Tenant

 

DEFAULTS. Tenant shall be in default of this Lease if Tenant fails to fulfill any lease obligation or term by which Tenant is bound. Subject to any governing provisions of law to the contrary, if Tenant fails to cure any financial obligation within days (or any other obligation within days) after written notice of such default is provided by Landlord to Tenant, Landlord may take possession of the Premises without further notice (to the extent permitted by law), and without prejudicing Landlord's rights to damages. In the alternative, Landlord may elect to cure any default and the cost of such action shall be added to Tenant's financial obligations under this Lease. Tenant shall pay all costs, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees and expenses) suffered by Landlord by reason of Tenant's defaults. All sums of money or charges required to be paid by Tenant under this Lease shall be additional rent, whether or not such sums or charges are designated as "additional rent". The rights provided by this paragraph are cumulative in nature and are in addition to any other rights afforded by law.

LATE PAYMENTS. For any payment that is not paid within days after its due date, Tenant shall pay a late fee of .LATE PAYMENTS. For each payment that is not paid within days after its due date, Tenant shall pay a late fee of per day, beginning with the day after the due date.LATE PAYMENTS. For each payment that is not paid within days after its due date, Tenant shall pay a late fee equal to % of the required payment. % of the most recent rate preceding the Holdover Period. Such holdover shall constitute a month-to-month extension of this Lease.the normal payment rate set forth in the Renewal Terms paragraph.

 

CUMULATIVE RIGHTS. The rights of the parties under this Lease are cumulative, and shall not be construed as exclusive unless otherwise required by law.

 

 

GOVERNING LAW. This Lease shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of .

 

ENTIRE AGREEMENT/AMENDMENT. This Lease Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties and there are no other promises, conditions, understandings or other agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Lease. This Lease may be modified or amended in writing, if the writing is signed by the party obligated under the amendment.

 

SEVERABILITY. If any portion of this Lease shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Lease is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision, it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.

 

WAIVER. The failure of either party to enforce any provisions of this Lease shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Lease.

 

BINDING EFFECT. The provisions of this Lease shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of both parties and their respective legal representatives, successors and assigns.

 

 

SIGNATURES AND NOTICE. This Lease shall be signed by the following parties. No notice under this Lease shall be deemed valid unless given or served in writing and forwarded by mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the parties below:

 

LANDLORD:

 

,

 

TENANT:

 

 

Such addresses may be changed from time to time by either party by providing notice as set forth above. Notices mailed in accordance with the above provisions shall be deemed received on the third day after posting.

 

 

LANDLORD:

 

 

 

 

By: Date:

 

 

TENANT:

 

 

 

 

By: Date:

 

 

and , and .and , and .

_____

 

_____

 

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_____ Legal description of the leased property

_____ Sketch of the leased property

When to Consult a Lawyer

 

* State laws vary on the amount that may be charged as a late payment fee. Consult an attorney to determine whether limits apply in your state.

 

* Consult an attorney to determine whether the laws of your state limit the amount that may be charged for checks returned due to non-sufficient funds.

 

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Office Space Lease FAQs

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  • Is my Office Rental Agreement legally binding under state law?

    As with any legal agreement, Office Space Leases are not legally binding until they are signed by all parties. This customized document from Rocket Lawyer is much more than a blank Office Space Lease template that you might download elsewhere. As a Rocket Lawyer member, you may opt to activate Document Defense® for your lease, which allows a lawyer to help you demand payment or otherwise enforce your legal rights.

  • Should I make an Office Rental Agreement for each rental?

    Even if this is your first time renting out your property, it is critical to keep track of all rentals with a lease. The benefits shown here may be helpful for you:

    • There is no confusion about rent or fees charged
    • Neither party is surprised by how long the rental will last
    • All parties understand the scope of their responsibilities

    Some outcomes from not signing this document might include damaged property, unpaid fees, unauthorized usage, and unplanned changes to the arrangement.

  • How is an Office Space Lease template commonly organized?

    The basic details that you may want to cover in your Office Space Lease are listed below:

    • Your description of the property
    • The lessee's contact information
    • How long the lease will last
    • How much you will charge

    As usual, the contract will also contain policies about late payments, governing law, and liability. Using the Rocket Lawyer document tool, you are able to add more personalization, as needed.

  • How much would I usually need to pay for a lawyer to write an Office Rental Agreement?

    Luckily, you will not need to hire a traditional law firm to put your contract in writing. When using the document tools on Rocket Lawyer, any office space owner is able to make an Office Space Lease for free online today. Your agreement will be built section by section, so you can be sure that it has the correct details that you'll need. Simply tap or click the "Make document" button above to begin.

  • What steps should I take after creating my Office Space Lease?

    Each Office Space Lease has a set of suggested next steps to take to finalize the document. As a Rocket Lawyer member, you can make edits, print it, make a copy of it, save it as a Word or PDF file, and sign it electronically using RocketSign®, as needed. Most importantly, the tenant should always get a copy of the final contract. Also, feel free to check out our full library of additional contracts .

  • Would someone review my Office Rental Agreement before it is signed?

    Locating a legal professional to check your agreement might be fairly time-intensive. Certain attorneys won't even accept requests to review a document that they didn't work on. If an attorney does decide to help, they most likely would still demand their standard fees for doing so. An easier and more cost-effective option would be to request help from the Rocket Lawyer attorney network . By becoming a Premium member, you can get your documents looked at by an attorney with experience in real estate matters. Whether you decide to create more copies of your Office Rental Agreement or other legal documents for office space owners, we will be here to support you.

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