Florida commercial leases trip up many a landlord and many a business tenant. Here's an important point regarding one of many stark differences between a residential and a commercial lease: Commercial lease tenants are accorded fewer consumer protections if things go wrong down the road.
And the reason why is clear: In assessing the negotiating skills of individuals engaged in residential transactions versus business professionals involved in real estate deals, legislators who draft statutory laws addressing lease matters "assume that business people are more knowledgeable."
Yes, but do they know the intricacies of Florida non-residential landlord tenant law? Business professionals relocating from other states may not be familiar with Florida's laws.