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California Commercial Lease Agreement

A California commercial lease agreement is a legally binding contract between a landlord and tenant that conveys terms and conditions for the leasing of commercial property. Commercial tenants will often negotiate the provisions of the agreement to achieve a lease term and base rent that accommodates their business needs. Tenants may be entitled to renew the agreement for an additional term by notifying the landlord prior to the initial termination date. After the lease conditions have been negotiated, the parties may sign the contract to create a legally binding tenancy agreement.

Lease Application – Enables a landlord to investigate the background information of a potential leaseholder.

Realtor Version

California Realtor Commercial Lease Agreement – This is the 2010 version of the commercial lease agreement produced by the California Association of Realtors®.

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Disclosures (2)

Death (CIV Code § 1710.2(a)(1)(A)) – If a previous occupant has died on the property within the last three (3) years, the landlord must disclose this information to prospective tenants.


Disability Access Inspection (CIV Code § 1938) – The landlord must disclose whether the commercial property has been inspected by a Certified Access Specialist (CASp). If an inspection took place, a copy of the report must be given to the tenant before entering into a rental agreement. If the property has not been inspected, the landlord must include in each lease agreement a statement containing the language specified in CIV Code § 1938(e).