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Home Q&A Forum What's the survival clause in a commercial lease?

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Commercial Lease

Texas

Asked on Apr 14, 2023

What's the survival clause in a commercial lease?

I am looking to enter into a commercial lease for my new business. I am unfamiliar with the terms of a commercial lease, and am particularly interested in understanding the survival clause. This clause is important to me because I want to make sure I am fully aware of my rights and responsibilities as a tenant. I need to know what is expected of me should the lease be terminated prematurely.

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Litigation

Texas

Answered 442 days ago

Curt L.

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A survival clause is fairly standard in a lease. It extends the effectiveness of certain provisions, such as party representations, warranties, promises, and covenants beyond the expiration or termination of the lease, but not beyond the legally prescribed statute of limitations. For example, If you make a fraudulent representation in a 1-year lease, the other party to the lease who is damaged by your fraud could still sue you for that fraud even after the end of the 1-year lease.

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