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Commercial Lease

More than 36 Years of Real Estate Law Practice in Yamhill County, Washington County, Multnomah County, Clackamas County, Marion County, and Polk County, State of Oregon.
Larry K. Gray & Associates P.C. will strive to achieve the best outcome for every client through reasoned, logical, informed, effective advocacy.

At Larry K. Gray & Associates, P.C., the emphasis and focus are to provide sound advice, top quality document preparation, and/or reasoned advocacy for our client. We strive to provide professional, timely, and cost-effective results to meet the client’s legal concerns. Our proficiency, effectiveness, and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of Yamhill County’s premier legal offices.

At times, you may find yourself in situations or with problems that you cannot resolve on your own. Our legal counseling is designed to assist you and your family with courtesy and respect in such difficult periods.  Knowledgeable advice acquired from decades of legal experience can help you formulate a course of action to free yourself from a complex legal maze.
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Most small businesses will lease office, retail, warehouse, land, and/or manufacturing commercial real estate space. The owner of a commercial rental space can be a local individual, regional developer, or national real estate company. Some small local owners use a simple preprinted written lease agreement, but most commercial property owners have a long detailed written commercial lease. Unlike residential leases, there is very little Oregon statutory law applicable to commercial leases. The terms of the written commercial lease specify and control the rights and obligations between the commercial landlord and tenant. The rational behind this concept are that two knowledgeable businessmen can each look after their respective financial and legal interests: the principle of caveat emptor (buyers beware) is very alive and well in commercial leases.

The commercial lease should include basic terms such as the amount of periodic rent, when rent will increase, length of the lease, rights of renewal, who can make improvements, costs of improvements, who covers utilities, who will make repairs, and who will be financially responsible for repairs. When a written lease is referred to as a standard form lease by a property owner, the potential tenant needs to understand there is no universal standard written commercial lease. The property owner is referring to its preferred terms for a commercial lease. Most property owners’ commercial leases are primarily or exclusively worded to protect the property owner. There is sound reasoning for taking this approach. The property owner is the owner and has the right to set the terms under which the owner will let someone else possess and use the commercial space.

However, the potential tenant needs to have an excellent understanding of the tenants rights and obligations under the terms of the commercial lease. Are the terms of use, rent, length of lease, and future financial responsibilities acceptable to the potential tenant? If the landlord is prepared to negotiate a modification of the terms to address the potential tenant’s concerns, any modifications must be reflected in the written terms of the lease. Verbal agreements left out of the written agreement will most likely be disregarded when there is a dispute.

An experienced real estate attorney familiar with commercial leases can help you understand the confusing terms of the lease, help prepare and submit counter proposals, help negotiate terms, and help you in enforcement action on the commercial lease.


For a knowledgeable, experienced, and cost-effective Commercial Real Estate Attorney, contact Larry K.
Gray & Associates, P.C.    Larry K. Gray has been
helping clients for more than 36 years.

Larry K. Gray & Associate, P.C.

404 East First Street                                  Phone: (503) 538-1350

Newberg, Oregon
Fax: (503) 538-6957

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Geographical areas, Oregon Counties and Cities, wherein Larry K. Gray & Associates, P.C. provides legal services as a Real Estate Attorney:

Yamhill County, Oregon Real Estate Attorney:

Real Estate Attorney Newberg Oregon 97132, and the surrounding areas of Dundee Oregon 97115, Yamhill Oregon 97148, and Carlton Oregon 97111; Real Estate Attorney McMinnville Oregon 97128, and the surrounding areas of Lafayette Oregon 97127, Dayton Oregon 97114, Amity Oregon 97101, Sheridan Oregon 97378, Willamina Oregon 97396, and Grand Ronde Oregon 97347.

Washington County, Oregon Real Estate Attorney:

Real Estate Attorney Sherwood Oregon 97140, and the surrounding areas of King City Oregon 97224, and Tualatin Oregon 97062; Real Estate Attorney Beaverton Oregon 97007, and the surrounding area of Tigard Oregon 97223; Real Estate attorney Hillsboro Oregon 97123, and the surrounding area of Cornelius Oregon 97113, Forest Grove 97116, North Plains 97133, Banks Oregon 97106, and Gaston Oregon 97119.

Clackamas County, Oregon Real Estate Attorney:

Real Estate Attorney Wilsonville Oregon 97070, and the surrounding areas of Canby Oregon 97013, Aurora Oregon 97002, and Molalla Oregon 97038; Real Estate Attorney Lake Oswego Oregon 97035, and the surrounding areas of West Linn Oregon 97068, and Tualatin Oregon 97062; Real Estate Attorney Oregon City Oregon 97045, and the surrounding areas of Gladstone Oregon 97027, and Damascus Oregon 97089.

Multnomah County, Oregon Real Estate Attorney:

Real Estate Attorney Portland Oregon 97219 97239 97201 97214 97202 97206 97266 97215 97216 97213 97218 97220 97230 97233 97236, and the surrounding areas of Gresham Oregon 97030 97080, Troutdale Oregon 97060, Milwaukie Oregon 97222, and Lake Oswego Oregon 97034.

Marion County, Oregon Real Estate Attorney:

Real Estate Attorney Woodburn Oregon 97071, and the surrounding areas of St. Paul Oregon 97137, Donald Oregon 97002, Hubbard Oregon 97032, and Gervais Oregon 97026; Real Estate Attorney Keizer Oregon 97303, and the surrounding areas of Brooks Oregon 97303, Silverton Oregon 97381, and Mt. Angel Oregon 97362: Real Estate Attorney Salem Oregon 97301 97302 97396, and the surrounding areas of Stayton Oregon 97383, Aumsville Oregon 97325, Sublimity Oregon 97385, Turner Oregon 97392, and Jefferson Oregon 97352.

Polk County, Oregon Real Estate Attorney:

Real Estate Attorney Dallas Oregon 97338, and the surrounding areas of Fall City Oregon 97344, Rickreall Oregon 97371, Sheridan Oregon 97378, Willamina Oregon 97396, and Grand Ronde Oregon 97347; Real Estate Attorney West Salem Oregon 97304, and the surrounding areas of Monmouth Oregon 97361, and Independence Oregon 97351.

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