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Commercial Leasing 101 for Franchise Tenants

Joining a well-recognized franchise system can help an entrepreneur find business success; however, starting the commercial leasing process in the right direction is critical for achieving the best results. If you take the wrong path, you may not achieve your goals or even your business's full potential.

Lease Termination Tips for Franchise Tenants

As a franchise tenant, you may have found it quite easy to secure a lease with a commercial landlord; however, you may face many roadblocks if, or when, you need to terminate your lease.

Utilizing and Presenting an Offer to Lease for Franchise Tenants

As we explain in our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, an offer to lease is generally the best way to proceed when you’re ready to enter into a formal agreement with the landlord.

Buying vs. Leasing Commercial Space: Pros and Cons for Franchise Tenants

As we explain in our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, the most common reason tenants lease space instead of buying a location is because of availability – or a lack thereof. Ninety-five percent of all commercial space is for lease and not for sale.

Standing in the Landlord's Shoes: What Landlords Want from New Franchise Tenants

Securing a commercial tenancy isn’t always an easy process. For one reason, landlords and tenants have different motivations.

Dealing with Renovations and Construction for Franchise Tenants

Prospective and new franchisees shouldn’t just stop at signing their initial commercial lease … they should start thinking ahead to their commercial lease renewal.

The Location You Lease is More Important Than the Franchise You Buy, Here's Why

When looking at franchise systems to join, potential franchisees will notice that many franchisors will operate on a “cookie cutter” system where each franchise store should more-or-less look and operate the same.

Seven Questions to Ask Your Franchisor Before Leasing Commercial Space

Many future franchisees think that when they join a franchise system, the franchisor will complete everything for them. Think again!

Franchise Terminations and Self-Inflicted Harm

In a recent franchise case the United States District Court of New Jersey (the “Court”) hammered another nail in the termination coffin of a former 7-Eleven franchisee Karamjeet Sodhi ("Franchisee Sodhi" or "Mr. Sodhi"), Manjinder Singh, and Karamjit Singh (collectively, "the Franchisees"), when it denied the Franchisees’ Motion for a stay of the Court's Order granting judgment to Plaintiff 7-Eleven.

Negotiating the Operating Costs as Rent

Readers of our new book, Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES, will learn (in-part) that although most commercial real estate professionals may tell you that operating