October 15, 2014

Managing Commercial Real Estate Leases: Vermont

A Q&A guide to state laws and customs on managing commercial real estate leases in Vermont

by: Scott Jaunich & Kane Smart

Can the tenant obligate the landlord to make repairs or improvements to the premises when the lease is silent?

Do most leases provide that tenants are responsible to comply with all laws in the premises?

Absent specific language in the lease, which party is responsible for
compliance with laws in the premises relating to:

  • ¬Ąthe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • local zoning and building code laws?
  • environmental laws?

Co-authored by real estate and land use attorney Scott Jaunich and energy and telecommunications counsel Kane Smart, this Q&A guide addresses these and other questions related to state laws and customs on managing commercial leases in Vermont. Topics include:

  • letters of intent
  • lease term and renewals
  • premises measurement, access, damage and repairs
  • landlord lien waivers and lease improvements
  • compliance with laws
  • SNDA
  • assignment and subleasing
  • defaults and preservation of rights

Read the article Managing Commercial Real Estate Leases: Vermont

See the other commercial real estate in Vermont Q&A pieces in this series.



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