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Negotiating an Office Lease? Avoid These 4 Deal-Breaking Positions

With the large dollar amounts, aggressive parties, and difficult time constraints involved, thinkstockphotos-507721014office leases are some of the toughest contracts to negotiate. Chances for a successful negotiation are best if the attorneys maintain consistent, well-reasoned positions that readily balance their clients’ goals and the need for compromise. On the other hand, a successful agreement is unlikely if the attorneys adopt stubborn or disingenuous stances.

Here are four deal-breaking positions to avoid when negotiating an office lease:

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Landlord/Tenant Law Legal Topics Real Property Law

Finding a Great Tenant

For at least some locations, including the San Francisco Bay Area, Gen Y tenants are currently flooding the rental market and increasing competition among tenants. More prospective tenants is obviously great news for landlords, but they still have to select wisely from among applicants. Here are some suggestions to help landlords identify the perfect tenant, or at least the best of the bunch, without running afoul of the fair housing laws.

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Landlord/Tenant Law Legal Topics New Legal Developments Real Property Law

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Is on Landlords

In the US, hundreds of people die from carbon monoxide poisoning in their own homes every year. These deaths can be prevented by taking simple measures. California has now firmly placed the responsibility for taking such measures on landlords.

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Civil Litigation Landlord/Tenant Law Legal Topics Real Property Law

To Evict or Not to Evict?

A client comes to you and wants to evict his or her tenant. Before you start drawing up the unlawful detainer complaint, you need to understand why your client wants to evict — is it a financial decision or an emotional one? Does it make sense financially? Is it because your client wants to live in the property?