Virginia Commercial Lease Agreement

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A Virginia Commercial Lease Agreement is a specialized form of lease, specifically for commercial organizations to rent a property for business or industrial reasons. Note that, as they are not commercial organizations, a charitable or non-profit organization could not use this type of lease.

Because they often involve large organizations rather than individuals, Commercial Leases are typically much more complex than residential leases. They will often have numerous clauses regarding issues such as how the property can be used, will be significantly longer than residential leases and may often make the tenant financially responsible for costs other than the rent. As such, they should be read even more carefully than a residential lease, often with lawyers present.

All of Virginia’s landlord tenant laws can be found in Virginia Code, Tittle 55, Chapter 13. The Virginia Commercial Code can be found in Virginia Code, Title 8.