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Home Q&A Forum What's the repair responsibility in a commercial lease?

Small Business

Commercial Lease

North Carolina

Asked on Apr 22, 2023

What's the repair responsibility in a commercial lease?

I am a small business owner in the process of signing a commercial lease for a retail space. I am trying to understand my responsibilities as the tenant regarding repairs and maintenance of the property. I want to make sure I understand what my repair responsibility is in the lease before signing it.

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Small Business

North Carolina

Answered 388 days ago

N'kia N.

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Business Lawyer
Licensed in North Carolina
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In a North Carolina commercial lease agreement, it is common for the landlord to be responsible for major maintenance and repairs (including structural issues) and the tenant to be responsible for minor maintenance and repairs (including general wear and tear). However, the landlord and the tenant may agree to alternative arrangements in the written lease. The best way to more fully understand your specific maintenance and repair responsibilities under a specific lease agreement is to have an attorney review the agreement and discuss it with you. Good luck!

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