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What is an assignment of lease.

The assignment of lease is a title document that transfers all rights possessed by a lessee or tenant to a property to another party. The assignee takes the assignor’s place in the landlord-tenant relationship.

You can view an example of a lease assignment here .

How Lease Assignment Works

In cases where a tenant wants to or needs to get out of their lease before it expires, lease assignment provides a legal option to assign or transfer rights of the lease to someone else. For instance, if in a commercial lease a business leases a place for 12 months but the business moves or shuts down after 10 months, the person can transfer the lease to someone else through an assignment of the lease. In this case, they will not have to pay rent for the last two months as the new assigned tenant will be responsible for that.

However, before the original tenant can be released of any responsibilities associated with the lease, other requirements need to be satisfied. The landlord needs to consent to the lease transfer through a “License to Assign” document. It is crucial to complete this document before moving on to the assignment of lease as the landlord may refuse to approve the assignment.

Difference Between Assignment of Lease and Subletting

A transfer of the remaining interest in a lease, also known as assignment, is possible when implied rights to assign exist. Some leases do not allow assignment or sharing of possessions or property under a lease. An assignment ensures the complete transfer of the rights to the property from one tenant to another.

The assignor is no longer responsible for rent or utilities and other costs that they might have had under the lease. Here, the assignee becomes the tenant and takes over all responsibilities such as rent. However, unless the assignee is released of all liabilities by the landlord, they remain responsible if the new tenant defaults.

A sublease is a new lease agreement between the tenant (or the sublessor) and a third-party (or the sublessee) for a portion of the lease. The original lease agreement between the landlord and the sublessor (or original tenant) still remains in place. The original tenant still remains responsible for all duties set under the lease.

Here are some key differences between subletting and assigning a lease:

  • Under a sublease, the original lease agreement still remains in place.
  • The original tenant retains all responsibilities under a sublease agreement.
  • A sublease can be for less than all of the property, such as for a room, general area, portion of the leased premises, etc.
  • Subleasing can be for a portion of the lease term. For instance, a tenant can sublease the property for a month and then retain it after the third-party completes their month-long sublet.
  • Since the sublease agreement is between the tenant and the third-party, rent is often negotiable, based on the term of the sublease and other circumstances.
  • The third-party in a sublease agreement does not have a direct relationship with the landlord.
  • The subtenant will need to seek consent of both the tenant and the landlord to make any repairs or changes to the property during their sublease.

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Parties Involved in Lease Assignment

There are three parties involved in a lease assignment – the landlord or owner of the property, the assignor and the assignee. The original lease agreement is between the landlord and the tenant, or the assignor. The lease agreement outlines the duties and responsibilities of both parties when it comes to renting the property. Now, when the tenant decides to assign the lease to a third-party, the third-party is known as the assignee. The assignee takes on the responsibilities laid under the original lease agreement between the assignor and the landlord. The landlord must consent to the assignment of the lease prior to the assignment.

For example, Jake is renting a commercial property for his business from Paul for two years beginning January 2013 up until January 2015. In January 2014, Jake suffers a financial crisis and has to close down his business to move to a different city. Jake doesn’t want to continue paying rent on the property as he will not be using it for a year left of the lease. Jake’s friend, John would soon be turning his digital business into a brick-and-mortar store. John has been looking for a space to kick start his venture. Jake can assign his space for the rest of the lease term to John through an assignment of lease. Jake will need to seek the approval of his landlord and then begin the assignment process. Here, Jake will be the assignor who transfers all his lease related duties and responsibilities to John, who will be the assignee.

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Assignment of Lease From Seller to Buyer

In case of a residential property, a landlord can assign his leases to the new buyer of the building. The landlord will assign the right to collect rent to the buyer. This will allow the buyer to collect any and all rent from existing tenants in that property. This assignment can also include the assignment of security deposits, if the parties agree to it. This type of assignment provides protection to the buyer so they can collect rent on the property.

The assignment of a lease from the seller to a buyer also requires that all tenants are made aware of the sale of the property. The buyer-seller should give proper notice to the tenants along with a notice of assignment of lease signed by both the buyer and the seller. Tenants should also be informed about the contact information of the new landlord and the payment methods to be used to pay rent to the new landlord.

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Assignment of residential lease with landlord consent—How-to guide

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1. Overview

  • 2. Do's & don’ts checklist

3. Assignment of residential lease (with landlord consent) instructions

Occasionally, tenants want to leave a rental property before the end of their lease. Individuals may take new jobs in new cities, and companies may go out of business or sell their enterprises to a third party. Whatever the reason, tenants can transfer their lease interests to new parties by completing an assignment of the lease.

An assignment is the transfer of one party’s entire interest in and obligations under a lease to another party. The new tenant takes on the lease responsibilities, including rent and property maintenance, and the original tenant is released from most (if not all) of its duties.

Successful property management begins with good documentation, and a properly drafted and executed assignment will ensure that all parties—new and old—understand the obligations that are being transferred and the responsibilities that each will have under the new arrangement. In every way, this lays the foundation for a great (and long-lasting) landlord/new tenant relationship. 

2. Do's & don’ts checklist

  • An assignment is the complete transfer of one party’s interest in an agreement to a third party. In this case, the original tenant is giving all of his or her interest to a new tenant. That new tenant steps into the shoes of your old tenant, and your old tenant is released from most of his or her obligations under the lease (although this can be changed by agreement). This is not the same as a sublease. Under a sublease, a third party is granted only those specific rights provided in the sublease. The original tenant still remains ultimately liable for residual obligations under the lease or any failures of the new tenant to meet his or her obligations. This means that the original tenant will be responsible (in equal measure with the new tenant) for any skipped rent payments or damage to the property.
  • Be sure the Assignee gets a copy of the original lease. He or she will be bound by its terms and should know what his or her new obligations and rights are. A copy should be attached to the Assignment as Exhibit A. 
  • The original tenant cannot assign more rights than it has under the original lease. For example, if the term of the lease is 1 year, the term of the assignment cannot be 2 years. 
  • Most leases will require the landlord’s written consent before an assignment becomes effective. Review the original lease agreement for additional information, and to see if there are other requirements that must be met to make the transfer valid.
  • Although a landlord is not required to consent to a lease assignment, in some cases, your lease will state that a landlord’s consent will not be “unreasonably” withheld. This is more common in commercial leases. What is considered unreasonable varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and you should review the laws in your area (and the language in your original lease agreement) for additional information. On the other hand, if the lease states that the landlord may use his or her “sole discretion” to evaluate the new tenant, he or she can veto this assignment without any reason.
  • Depending on your jurisdiction or the terms of your original lease, a landlord’s failure to respond to your request for consent to assignment within a certain time may itself be deemed consent. In some cases, it may give a tenant grounds to terminate the lease. Review the original lease and your state’s laws for additional details.
  • A landlord may consider only proper factors when deciding whether or not to consent to an assignment. Some criteria will be considered impermissible by courts (e.g., refusal is based on race or sex of the proposed new tenant). If your landlord does not consent to your attempted assignment, make sure he or she gives you clear written reasons for the decision. Failure to provide such reasons can itself be deemed unreasonable.
  • Sign three copies of the assignment, one for you, the other party, and the landlord.
  • Depending on the nature of its terms, you may decide to have the document witnessed or notarized. This will limit later challenges to the validity of a party’s signature. 
  • State laws governing real estate, renting, leasing, and assignments vary widely and can have a tremendous effect on your arrangement. In some cases, specific information must be included in the assignment, and in others, language must be excluded from your agreement. Review your state and local laws for additional information about what is required in your area.
  • If your agreement is complicated, do not use the enclosed form. Contact an attorney to help you draft a document that will meet your specific needs. 

The following provision-by-provision instructions will help you understand the terms of your assignment. The numbers below (e.g., Section 1, Section 2, etc.) correspond to provisions in the form. Please review the entire document before starting your step-by-step process.

  • Introduction. Identifies the document as an assignment of lease. Write in the date on which the assignment will become effective (often the date on which it is signed). Identify the parties and, if applicable, what type of organization they are. Note that each party is given a name (e.g., “Assignor”) that will be used throughout the agreement. The current tenant is called the “Assignor” because he or she is the person who is assigning the interest. The new tenant is called the “Assignee.”
  • Recitals. The “whereas” clauses, referred to as recitals, define the world of the agreement and offer key background information about the parties. In this consent, the recitals include a simple statement of the parties’ intent to assign the Assignor’s interest in the Lease and the Assignee’s intent to assume it. Provide a brief description of the property being rented and the name of the landlord under the Lease. Attach a copy of the Lease to the consent as Exhibit A.  Describe the property that is being assigned. You don’t need to include a full legal description, but provide enough information so it can be clearly identified. For individual houses, the address will usually be sufficient. If the property has a specific name (e.g., “Lincoln Towers”), include that as well. If only a section of the Premises is being assigned, make that clear in this description. 
  • Section 1: Assignment. The Assignor’s assignment of its right and interest in the Lease to the Assignee. This paragraph allows you to determine whether all of the Assignor’s interest in the Lease is being assigned or only part of it. For example, if interest in only one-half of the Premises is being assigned, this should be clearly noted in the space provided. Delete the bracketed phrase if this does not apply to your arrangement.
  • Section 2: Assumption of rights and duties. Provides that the Assignor is no longer responsible for the duties listed under the Lease (e.g., rent, maintenance of property, etc.). There are two options provided regarding the continuing liability of the Assignor. In the first, the Assignor is completely released from any liability it had under the Lease. If the Assignee defaults, for example, the Landlord cannot seek payment from the Assignor. In the second, the Assignor will be liable to the Landlord if the Assignee defaults. Select the option that best suits your arrangement, and delete the other. Note that, in any event, the Assignor will remain responsible for any obligations that occurred before the assignment. In other words, if the damage happened to the apartment before the transfer or if the Assignor did not fulfill another obligation under the Lease, the Assignor remains responsible.
  • Section 3: Reimbursement. In many rental relationships, amounts are paid in advance or deposited as security for the landlord. At the end of the lease, this money (with deductions subtracted or interest added) is returned to the tenant. If a lease interest is assigned, the lease does not end, and the assigning party cannot get this money back. This paragraph requires the Assignee to pay those amounts to the Assignor, and any later return of that money by the Landlord will be made to the Assignee.
  • Section 4: Indemnification. The Assignee’s promise to bear the financial cost of any injury the Assignor suffers as a result of its assignment, and any lawsuits that may arise from its activities on the Premises. Note that there is an exception carved out for things done by the Assignor before the Effective Date of the Assignment – the Assignor remains responsible for those actions.
  • Section 5: Continuing effectiveness of lease. Emphasizes that except for the assignment, the original terms of the Lease are still effective. 
  • Section 6: Assignor’s Representations and Warranties. Lists the Assignor’s promises under the Assignment. Note that this is not a detailed list of services to be provided. Rather, this is the Assignor’s assurance that the Lease and the rental interest that it’s providing is useful (i.e., that no one else lives or has an interest in the place, that the lease is still in effect, that the Assignor is not behind in rental payments, etc.). If there are additional representations you think the Assignor should be making, feel free to include those here.
  • Section 7: Condition of premises. Notes that the Premises are not being warranted to be perfect or useful in a particular way. Rather, the Assignee is taking the rented property for what it is, and is accepting it in that state.
  • (Optional) Section 8: Additional terms of assignment. An optional provision allowing the Assignor and the Assignee to include any representations, warranties, or other provisions particular to their situation. If you remove this section, correct the section numbers and the references in the document.
  • Section 9: Interpretation . Provides that both Parties were on equal footing in the negotiation of the consent to assignment. In many cases, contracts are interpreted in favor of the individual who did not draft it. This clause makes clear that both Parties were involved in the drafting, and so the document should not be read in favor of (or against) either.
  • Section 10: Notice. Lists the addresses to which all official or legal correspondence should be delivered. Write a mailing address for both the Assignor and the Assignee. 
  • Section 11: Modification. Indicates that any changes to the document are ineffective unless they are made in writing and signed by both Parties. 
  • Section 12: Governing law. Allows the parties to choose the state laws that will be used to interpret the document. Note that this is not a venue provision. The included language will not impact where a potential claim can be brought. Write in the applicable state law in the blanks provided. The governing law will almost always be that of the place where the apartment or rental building is located. It’s generally a bad idea to attempt to use a different location.
  •  Section 13: Counterparts/electronic signatures. The title of this provision sounds complicated, but it is simple to explain: it says that even if the Parties sign the Assignment in different locations, or use electronic devices to transmit signatures (e.g., fax machines or computers), all of the separate pieces will be considered part of the same agreement. In a modern world where signing parties are often not in the same city—much less the same room—this provision ensures that business can be transacted efficiently without sacrificing the validity of the agreement as a whole.
  • Section 14: Entire agreement. The Parties’ agreement that the document they’re signing is “the agreement” about the issues involved. Unfortunately, the inclusion of this provision will not prevent a Party from arguing that other enforceable promises exist, but it will provide you some protection from these claims.
  • Landlord’s Consent [and release]. Review the terms of the original lease agreement to determine whether or not the Landlord’s consent is required to make the assignment effective. This is usually the case. If so, have the Landlord sign the document in the space provided. Note that there are two options provided at the end of the consent. You may choose only one of these and should delete the one that you do not use. The first option corresponds to the brackets in Section 2 of the Assignment. If the Assignor will remain responsible under the Lease, even after the Assignment, include this first bracketed language in the consent. For example, if the Assignee doesn’t make rent payments, the Landlord will be able to get these payments from the Assignor. Delete the phrase “and Release” from the title of this paragraph if you choose this option. If the Assignor will not be responsible under the Lease, select the second bracketed phrase, which releases the Assignor from any remaining liability. In other words, the Landlord cannot look to the Assignor for damages or rental payments if the Assignee doesn’t perform any of its obligations under the Lease. If you include this clause, you can keep the bracketed language in the title of the paragraph (i.e., the title will be “Landlord’s Consent and Release”). 

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When a tenant decides to assign a lease, he is essentially giving up all his rights and responsibilities to the rental agreement and the unit to a third-party assignee. As a result, the original tenant (the "assignor") will have to vacate the unit and allow the new tenant to take over all of the leased premises. 

However, please note that under the terms of most lease agreements, the original tenant will remain responsible for the terms of the lease. This is important if the new tenant defaults on the lease agreement or causes damage to the property. (Do keep in mind that, sometimes, a landlord may in fact release the original tenant from liability under an assignment of lease). If you're considering a lease assigment, it can be a smart idea to pursue permanent assignment so you won't be on the hook for expenses or damages. 

When a tenant gives another person the right to occupy a portion or the entire rental unit for a specific period of time, he is, in effect, subletting his rental unit. Under the Residential Tenancies Act, generally, all tenants have the right to sublet their rental unit, subject to the consent of the landlord. Although the law provides that the landlord cannot be unreasonable or arbitrary in withholding consent to a sublease, you still need to get your landlord's written consent to sublease the property before letting somebody else in.

Subletting a rental unit can be a more involved process when compared to assigning a lease since it requires the completion of a sublease agreement between the original tenant (the "sublessor") and the secondary tenant (the "sublessee"). The original tenant retains all his rights and responsibilities in the leased unit so he remains liable for the monthly rent and the condition of the rental property.

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Demystifying Assignment of Lease: Your Go-To Guide

LegalGPS : July 29, 2023 at 8:17 AM

When you’re talking about property leasing, it’s important to understand that there are a lot of terms and concepts that you may have never heard before. One of them is the assignment of lease, which refers to a situation where a tenant transfers their rights and responsibilities under the lease agreement to another party.

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What is an Assignment of Lease, and why is it so crucial?

An Assignment of Lease is a term you may have heard thrown around, especially if you're involved in rental properties. It’s a pretty important document. But what exactly is it? Well, in simple terms, an Assignment of Lease is an agreement where the original tenant of a property transfers their leases and all of its rights and obligations to a new tenant. Now, you might be wondering, "When would this scenario ever occur?"

Let's imagine you're a tenant who signed a three-year lease for an office space. However, two years in, you need to relocate due to unprecedented growth of your business. Instead of breaking the lease, you might choose to assign your lease to another business looking for office space. This means that you, as the original tenant, no longer have any obligations under the lease. The new tenant is now responsible for paying rent and complying with all of the terms of the previously signed agreement.

Now that you understand, let's get into the step-to-step guide on how to create an Assignment of Lease!

Steps to Write an Assignment of Lease

Creating a thorough Assignment of Lease agreement doesn't need to be an overwhelming task. Simply follow these steps to ensure your agreement is both comprehensive and legally binding:

Step 1: Identify the Parties

The information of each party should be included. For the existing tenant (the assignor), make sure to include:

Full legal name or business name

Postal mailing address

Phone number and email address

Do the same for the new tenant (the assignee). Make sure all the information is up-to-date and accurate to avoid any unnecessary confusion or disputes. For example, if the assignor is a business, make sure they have updated their mailing address with the post office to reflect their new building location. If a party has multiple addresses, be sure to list them all.

Step 2: Specify the Lease

This section requires exact information from the original lease agreement, including:

Property address and description

Lease start and end date

A reference to the original lease agreement (for instance, a sentence like "the lease agreement dated...")

Remember to include a copy of the original lease as an attachment to ensure the assignee understands the terms they're adhering to. If not already included in the original lease agreement, be sure to add the following information: Description of rental property, Lease term (how long the lease is good for), Rent amount, and Security deposit amount.

Step 3: Detail the Assignment

State that the assignor is transferring all their interests and obligations in the lease to the assignee. Here, write something like:

"The Assignor hereby assigns, transfers, and conveys to the Assignee all of the Assignor's rights, title, and interest in and to the Lease, together with all the Assignor's obligations, liabilities, and duties under the Lease."

This means that the assignor is transferring all of their interests and obligations in the lease to the assignee. This includes any future rent payments, repairs and maintenance responsibilities, notices of default by either party, and so on.

Step 4: Landlord's Consent

Many leases require the landlord's consent to assign the lease. The assignor should request written consent from the landlord and include a clause like:

"The assignment of the lease is not valid unless and until the landlord provides written consent."

This is followed by a place for the landlord to affirm consent by signing or initialing. This is important because the landlord can elect to withhold consent and the assignment will not be valid. If this is the case, you may need to provide additional consideration for your landlord's assent (for example, an increase in rent).

Step 5: Assignee Acceptance

Include a statement in which the new tenant agrees to the assignment and the terms of the lease. It may look like:

"The Assignee hereby accepts this assignment, assumes all duties and responsibilities under the Lease, and agrees to perform all of the Assignor's obligations under the Lease."

You need to do this because the new tenant needs to have an affirmative acceptance of the assignment in order for it to be valid. This is typically done through a letter from the assignee stating that they agree to perform all of your obligations under the lease.

Step 6: Signature and Date

Every binding legal document needs a date and a signature. Make sure that there is a proper place for the assignor and the assignee to sign and print their names, with a line for the date.

By following these clear, actionable steps, you'll be able to construct an effective Assignment of Lease agreement. Remember, every situation is unique, so adjust the template as necessary, being sure to include all relevant details.

Clear so far? Great! Now, let's focus on the tips to draft a perfect Assignment of Lease.

Tips to Draft a Perfect Assignment of Lease

Accurate Dates: Be sure to include the date when this agreement will take effect. Precision avoids any confusion about durations, when the assignee takes over, or when the assignor's obligations end.

Clear Terms: This document should restate the terms of the original lease. The assignee needs a clear understanding of what they're stepping into. Bit ambiguous? Think of it like this: the assignee should be able to step into the assignor's shoes comfortably.

Specify Rent Terms: Stating the rent amount, due dates, and method of payment in the assignment helps create a record of the agreed-upon rent terms, ensuring no misunderstanding arises in the future.

Specify the Term: The assignment should state how long the new lease lasts. For example, if the original lease is for one year, then the assignee will assume only a one-year term.

Specify Other Conditions: If there are other conditions in place—such as tenant improvements or utility allowances—then specify these too.

An assignment of lease doesn't have to be a formidable task to overcome. With a cautious and considered approach, these documents can be a smooth and seamless part of managing a successful lease transition.

Our contract templates can offer you even more support, empowering you towards crafting an excellent and individualised Assignment of Lease ready for your task. So why not take your next step towards leasing success and check them out today? Click here to get started!

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ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE WITH CONSENT OF LANDLORD

THIS ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE dated this ________ day of ________________, ________

_________________________

(the "Assignor")

OF THE FIRST PART

_______________________

(the "Assignee")

OF THE SECOND PART

  • This is an agreement (the "Assignment") to assign a residential lease in real property according to the terms specified below.
  • The Assignor wishes to assign and transfer to the Assignee that lease (the "Lease") dated February 16, 2024, and executed by the Assignor as tenant and by _________________________ as landlord (the "Landlord").

IN CONSIDERATION OF the Assignor agreeing to assign and the Assignee agreeing to assume the Lease for the Premises, and other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, both parties agree to keep, perform and fulfill the promises, conditions and agreements below:

  • The Lease governs the rental of the following described premises (the "Premises") to the Assignor: ______________________________________________
  • Assigned Lease
  • The Assignor assigns and transfers to the Assignee all of the Assignor's right, title, and interest in and to the Lease and the Premises, subject to all the conditions and terms contained in the Lease.
  • Effective Date
  • This Assignment takes effect on February 17, 2024 (the "Effective Date"), and continues until the present term of the Lease expires on February 18, 2024.
  • Assignor's Interest
  • the Assignor is the lawful and sole owner of the interest assigned under this Assignment;
  • this interest is free from all encumbrances; and
  • the Assignor has performed all duties and obligations and made all payments required under the terms and conditions of the Lease.
  • Breach of Lease by Assignee
  • In the event of a breach by the Assignee, the Landlord will provide the Assignor with written notice of this breach and the Assignor will have full rights to commence all actions to recover possession of the Premises (in the name of the Landlord, if necessary) and retain all rights for the duration of the Lease provided the Assignor will pay all accrued rents and cure any other default.
  • Governing Law
  • It is the intention of the parties that this Assignment, and all suits and special proceedings under this Assignment, be construed in accordance with and governed, to the exclusion of the law of any other forum, by the laws of the State of California, without regard to the jurisdiction in which any action or special proceeding may be instituted.
  • Miscellaneous Provisions
  • This Assignment incorporates and is subject to the Lease, a copy of which is attached hereto, and which is hereby referred to and incorporated as if it were set out here at length. The Assignee agrees to assume all of the obligations and responsibilities of the Assignor under the Lease.
  • This Assignment will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, assigns, personal representatives, beneficiaries, executors, administrators, and heirs, as the case may be.
  • All rents and other charges accrued under the Lease prior to the Effective Date will be fully paid by the Assignor, and by the Assignee after the Effective Date. The Assignee will also be responsible for assuming and performing all other duties and obligations required under the terms and conditions of the Lease after the Effective Date.
  • There will be no further assignment of the Lease without the prior written consent of the Landlord.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Assignor and Assignee have duly affixed their signatures under hand and seal on this ________ day of ________________, ________.

CONSENT OF LANDLORD

The Landlord in the above Assignment of Lease executed on the ________ day of ________________, ________, consents to that Assignment. The Landlord also agrees to the Assignee assuming after February 17, 2024, the payment of rent and performance of all duties and obligations as provided in the Lease.

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Lease Assignment Information

Alternate names:.

A Lease Assignment is also called a/an:

  • Assignment Agreement
  • Lease Assignment Form
  • Lease Transfer

A Lease Assignment can also be called a Commercial Lease Assignment or a Residential Lease Assignment depending on the type of property it is being used for. LawDepot's Lease Assignment can be used for residential or commercial properties.

What is a Lease Assignment?

A Lease Assignment transfers the rights and obligations of an existing lease from one tenant to another.

Who are the parties in a Lease Assignment?

Generally, there are two parties involved in a Lease Assignment:

  • The Assignor: this is the tenant(s) listed on the property's current lease (the master lease) who, using the Lease Assignment Form, is transferring their rights and obligations from themselves to another tenant
  • The Assignee: this is the tenant who is taking over the original tenant's (the assignor's) rights and obligations

Typically, a landlord does not sign the Lease Assignment itself, but their information may be included in the document and they may need to sign a consent allowing the assignor to assign the lease.

Why do I need a Lease Assignment?

A Lease Assignment is typically used when a tenant wishes to vacate a property before their lease expires . There are many reasons why tenants would need to use a Lease Assignment, for example:

  • If a tenant was renting residential property, they may wish to transfer their lease because they need to relocate for work or personal reasons, reduce living costs, increase their living space, or purchase a home.
  • If a tenant was renting commercial property, they may want to assign their lease because of company relocation, expansion, downsizing, or seasonal closure.

What is included in a Lease Assignment?

Typically, a Lease Assignment will contain information regarding:

  • The type of lease (residential or commercial)
  • The property's location
  • Details about the assignor, assignee, and landlord
  • The original lease term (start and end dates)
  • The start date of the lease transfer
  • Details about the assignor's continuing liability (i.e. whether the assignor will continue to be liable to the landlord after the lease is assigned to the assignee)
  • Lead paint disclosure for residential rentals, if required

A Lease Assignment should also include a copy of the master lease (the original lease for the property, signed by the landlord and assignor) or a copy should be provided to the assignee for the assignee's records.

Is a landlord's consent required for a Lease Assignment?

You should have the consent of your landlord when you assign a lease.

The master lease may state whether a tenant is permitted to assign their lease and if consent is needed. However, if it does not, it is a good idea to speak with your landlord and create a Landlord's Consent to Lease Assignment before transfering the lease to a new tenant.

Who is liable in an assigned lease?

Your Rental Agreement may contain a clause about assignment and continuing liability. If it does not, the landlord usually decides whether the assignor will be responsible for damages or other breaches of the lease caused by the assignee (or the assignee's guests, clients, or customers).

The Lease Assignment should note whether the assignor is liable for the assignee's conduct (for instance, paying for property damages, missed rent payments, fines from not complying to noise ordinances, etc.). If the assignor has been released from liability, the landlord can only seek compensation for property damage or other lease breaches from the assignee.

In contrast, if the assignor remains liable under the original lease, then the landlord can seek recourse from both the assignee and assignor.

If the assignee is liable but the landlord tries to collect payment from the assignor, the Assignment Agreement will help protect the assignor by stipulating that the assignor can seek recourse from the assignee.

What is the difference between assigning and subletting a lease?

Both assignment and subletting involve finding a new tenant, but there are some key differences.

An assignment is when the tenant transfers their lease interest to a new tenant using a Lease Assignment. The assignee takes the assignor's place in the landlord-tenant relationship, although the assignor may remain liable for damages, missed rent payments, and other lease violations.

A sublease is when the tenant temporarily hands over the rights and obligations of a lease to a third party by using a Sublease Agreement. Although the landlord typically isn't a party to the agreement, they can still hold the tenant responsible for the terms of the original lease.

Before deciding to assign or sublet your rental property, it's important to review your Lease Agreement (the master lease) for any rules and discuss your options with your landlord.

Related Documents:

  • Landlord's Consent to Lease Assignment : this consent is used when tenants need to obtain written approval from their landlord before they assign their lease to a new tenant
  • Commercial Sublease Agreement : this agreement is used by commercial property tenants and allows them to rent out all or a portion of their rented property to another tenant
  • Residential Sublease Agreement : this agreement allows a residential tenant to rent all or a portion of a leased property to another tenant
  • Landlord's Consent to Sublease : this consent is used when tenants need to obtain written approval from their landlord before creating a Sublease Agreement

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Understanding lease assignment documents: a comprehensive guide.

Are you in the process of procuring a new business space? If so, it’s important to understand the legal documents involved in the leasing process. One document that plays a critical role is the lease assignment document. This comprehensive guide will walk you through all aspects of this important document, from understanding its purpose to preparing it correctly. By the end, you’ll be equipped with all the knowledge needed for successful procurement and leasing transactions. So let’s dive into everything you need to know about lease assignment documents !

What is a Lease Assignment Document?

A lease assignment document is a legal agreement that grants the right of a tenant to transfer their interest in an existing lease or sublet their leased space to another party . This document typically contains important details such as the parties involved, the property being leased, and the terms and conditions of the original lease agreement .

In essence, it allows tenants who are no longer able or willing to continue leasing a space to transfer their rights and obligations under that lease to another party. The assignee then becomes responsible for fulfilling all aspects of the original lease agreement including rent payments, maintenance requirements and other related obligations.

Lease assignment documents are commonly used in commercial real estate transactions where businesses may need additional space but do not want to enter into new leases with landlords. Assigning an existing lease can be less costly than acquiring new premises since there are no upfront costs associated with negotiation, lawyer fees or deposits.

The Different Parts of a Lease Assignment Document

A lease assignment document typically consists of several parts that are critical to the success of a leasing agreement . One of these sections is the introduction, which states the purpose and scope of the document. This section outlines who will be signing it and what their responsibilities are.

The next part is usually assigned for identifying and describing the property being leased. This may include a description of its location, size, condition, or any restrictions on use that apply.

Another essential part is outlining terms and conditions; this details all requirements set forth by both parties throughout the duration of the lease. It includes payment schedules , fees, deposits as well as any other specifics like maintenance obligations.

The final section often covers miscellaneous clauses such as termination rights or dispute resolution procedures between parties involved in case things go wrong during contract execution.

Understanding each component’s significance ensures that all parties understand their duties when signing an agreement fully.

The Purpose of a Lease Assignment Document

The purpose of a Lease Assignment Document is to legally transfer the rights and obligations of an existing lease from one party (the assignor) to another party (the assignee). This document serves as evidence that the original tenant has transferred their interest in the leased property to a new tenant.

A Lease Assignment Document specifies important information such as the names of both parties, details about the leased property, and terms and conditions of the assignment. It also includes any additional agreements or provisions agreed upon by both parties.

The main purpose behind executing this document is to ensure that all parties involved are aware of their responsibilities towards each other. From an assignor’s perspective, it helps them get out from under a lease they may no longer want while still fulfilling their contractual obligations . For an assignee, it provides them with legal proof that they have taken over ownership for a particular period.

In addition, this type of agreement can be beneficial for landlords too because they will know exactly who occupies their premises at all times. Ultimately, having a clear understanding through a Lease Assignment Document avoids misunderstandings between tenants, assigns duties where appropriate and ensures fair treatment across all concerned parties involved in procurement processes relating to leasing properties or assets .

How to Prepare a Lease Assignment Document

Preparing a lease assignment document can be a daunting task , but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some steps you can take to make sure the process goes smoothly:

1. Gather all necessary information: Before starting on the document, gather all relevant information such as the names of the parties involved, details about the property and lease terms .

2. Define roles and responsibilities: Clearly define each party’s role and responsibility in the agreement. This includes who is transferring their interest in the lease (assignor) and who will receive it (assignee).

3. Draft an agreement: Using a template or consulting with legal counsel, draft an agreement that covers all aspects of the lease transfer including warranties from both parties, representations from both parties, obligations post-transfer etc.

4. Review for accuracy: Take time to review every aspect of your document to ensure there are no errors or omissions that could cause issues down the line.

5. Signatures & Notary Publics: Make sure both parties sign and date copies of your newly created Lease Assignment Document before having them notarized by a licensed Notary Public .

By following these steps when preparing your Lease Assignment Document ensures its validity under law thereby preventing any future disputes between assignor(s) and assignee(s).

To sum up, a lease assignment document is an important legal instrument that allows parties involved in a lease agreement to transfer their rights and obligations under the original lease to another party. It’s essential to have a comprehensive understanding of this document as it can have significant implications for all parties involved.

By following the steps outlined above and working with legal professionals where necessary, you can create an effective lease assignment document that protects your interests while complying with all relevant laws and regulations.

Remember that having a well-drafted lease assignment document is critical to ensure smooth transactions between lessees, lessors or procurement companies . Take time to understand every part of the contract before signing it.

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What Is a Commercial Lease Assignment?

A commercial lease assignment happens when a tenant transfers all of the rights to a lease to someone else but remains liable for rent payments to the landlord. 4 min read updated on February 01, 2023

A commercial lease assignment happens when a tenant transfers all of his or her rights to a lease to someone else but remains liable for rent payments to the landlord.

A Tenant's Right to Assign or Sublet a Commercial Lease

Due to difficult financial times, businesses have been forced to downsize.

Often these businesses find themselves in commercial leases for more space than they need. In order to save money, these businesses will consider a commercial lease assignment or subletting the extra space. Both options have pros and cons, but the first step is examining the current lease in order to figure out whether there are any restrictions on assignment or subletting.

Commercial leases are contracts and, as such, are subject to their terms. Thus, the language of the lease will dictate whether or not the tenant is able to assign the lease to someone else or sublet the space.

If a lease doesn't contain any rules against assignment or transfer, then a tenant is allowed to assign or sublet. Unless your lease says otherwise, you do not have to get your landlord's consent to sublet or assign your lease.

Businesses might sublet or assign office or retail space to help with costs or to avoid a penalty if they need to end their commercial lease earlier than their contract stipulates. Sometimes, this may be their only option, regardless of their financial position.

Legal Considerations

When considering your options, you should be aware of the legal differences between assignment and subletting.

There are also several legal and practical aspects to consider when negotiating an assignment or sublease. This includes any legal consequences the tenant may face if the landlord ends the lease.

It is in your best interest to consult an experienced real estate attorney so that you can protect yourself and understand all of your options . Whether you sublet or assign your lease, you will need to find a new tenant. However, there are still differences between the two.

Before subletting or assigning your lease, you should review your lease agreement and talk about your options with your landlord.

It is also important to check your state's laws regarding subleases and assignment because some states require the landlord's consent in order to complete this transfer.

What Happens If I Breach the Lease by Subleasing or Assignment?

Breaching your lease can carry severe consequences, including the following:

  • Paying damages to your landlord
  • Termination of the lease agreement

What Is an Assignment of Lease?

A lease assignment happens when the tenant transfers all of his or her rights and interest in a lease to another party. Although the new tenant takes on these rights and interests, the assigning tenant is still liable to the landlord.

If the new tenant breaches the lease, the landlord can enforce the terms of the lease on both the new tenant and old tenant. The former, or assigning, tenant is still liable to the landlord according to the original commercial lease agreement.

A lease assignment can also be called:

  • A lease transfer
  • Assignment agreement
  • Assignment of lease
  • Lease assignment

Sometimes, a tenant has to leave before their lease is up. In this case, they might be allowed to assign, or transfer, their lease to a new tenant. The old tenant, or assignor, transfers his rights to a new tenant, the assignee.

You can assign both residential and commercial leases. In an assignment, the assignor transfers their lease to a new tenant using a lease assignment agreement. The new tenant then takes the place of the assignor, but the former tenant is still responsible for missed rent checks and damages.

What Does a Lease Assignment Agreement Contain?

A lease assignment agreement is a document that transfers a commercial or residential lease from one party to another. When a tenant needs to break a lease and has a new tenant lined up, they can use a lease assignment agreement.

A lease assignment agreement contains basic information:

  • Identifying information
  • Assignment start date
  • Landlord name

Lease assignment agreements are pretty simple because they reference the original lease. This means that all of the terms in the old lease are automatically included in the new agreement.

A lease assignment agreement transfers the entire lease, whereas sublease agreement does not. Assignments transfer the whole lease from one tenant to another.

The most important thing to know about lease assignment agreements is that they usually need the landlord's permission. If you're considering assigning your lease, you should make absolutely sure that your landlord agrees to the arrangement because you are transferring your lease to a new party.

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Template Description

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A commercial lease agreement is essential for landlords and tenants leasing commercial property. Through this template description, you will understand everything you need to know about a commercial lease agreement, including their different types and key terms. 

An example of a commercial lease agreement is a preformatted document that outlines the terms and conditions of a commercial lease. It is a starting point for landlords and tenants, creating a legally binding agreement tailored to their needs. You can find a free simple commercial lease agreement template on Lawrina in PDF or Word that you can download and adapt to your unique situation.

What Is a Commercial Lease Agreement?

A corporate lease agreement is a legally binding contract between a landlord (property owner) and a tenant (business owner) that outlines the terms and conditions for renting a commercial property. These basic commercial lease agreements are typically for office spaces, retail stores, warehouses, and other commercial buildings. They are crucial for ensuring both parties understand their rights and responsibilities during the lease term. 

Parties of the Commercial Lease Agreement

  • The landlord is the property owner who leases the commercial space to the tenant. They are responsible for maintaining the property and ensuring it meets local building and safety codes.

The  tenant is the operating business owner renting the commercial space from the landlord. The tenant is responsible for paying rent and sometimes utilities (depending on the terms of the lease) which must clearly be stated in a professional lease agreement.

The following are standard commercial lease agreement provisions that are essential for landlords and tenants. They must be properly represented on the commercial lease contract sample:

  • Security deposit : This is the sum of money the tenant pays to the landlord to ensure that the lease terms are observed and upheld;
  • Taxes : The landlord and tenant divides the property taxes;
  • Insurance : Both the landlord and the tenant must have insurance;
  • Rent : The amount the tenants pay the landlord for using the commercial property based on mutual agreement by both parties;
  • Maintenance and repairs : Both the landlord and tenant are responsible for the proper maintenance of the property.

What Are the Different Types of Commercial Leases?

These are the three common types of month-to-month commercial lease agreements that can be used to draft a typical lease agreement template:

Gross Lease

The tenant pays a fixed rent sum in a gross lease, and the landlord is liable for all property-related costs such as property taxes, insurance, and upkeep. Tenants choose this lease because they don't have to worry about fees beyond the agreed-upon rent. This type of free office lease agreement is suitable for tenants who prefer predictable rental costs.

The tenant pays a base rent and a percentage of the property's operational expenditures, such as taxes, insurance, and maintenance, under a net lease. This type of printable tenant lease agreement typically specifies the actual expenses the tenant is responsible for.

Triple Net Lease

A triple net lease, sometimes known as a NNN lease, is a type of net lease in which the tenant is responsible for paying the base rent and all running expenditures for the property, such as property taxes, insurance, and maintenance. This type of free commercial lease agreement is more advantageous for landlords because it shifts most of the financial risk and responsibility to the tenant.

What Are the Types of Lease Terms for Commercial Properties?

In making a lease for free and using a commercial lease agreement template, there are two primary types of lease terms for commercial properties: fixed-term and periodic. Having a proper understanding of these types will help you choose the right commercial lease agreement that suits your needs. 

A fixed-term lease has a specific start and end date, typically one to several years. This type of lease provides both the landlord and tenant with stability and predictability, as the lease terms remain unchanged for the agreed-upon duration. However, it may be less flexible for the tenant if their business needs change during the lease term.

A periodic lease, known as a month-to-month lease, has no specific end date and can be terminated by either the landlord or tenant with proper notice, usually 30 days. This type of lease offers greater flexibility for both parties, allowing them to adjust the terms or end the lease as their needs change. However, it may also result in less stability, as no long-term commitment exists.

What Properties Are Commercial?

Commercial properties are spaces used for business, such as offices, retail stores, warehouses, restaurants, and other commercial buildings. Business owners who need a physical location to operate or store their inventory lease these properties.

What To Include in a Commercial Lease Agreement

A well-drafted commercial lease agreement template should cover various aspects to protect the landlord and tenant. Using a free commercial lease agreement can help you save on legal costs. Some key components to include are:

The names and contact information of both parties;

A description of the property being leased;

The lease term and any renewal options;

Rent amount and payment schedule;

Security deposit details;

Responsibilities for maintenance, repairs, and property improvements;

Insurance requirements;

Tax allocation;

Rules and regulations for property use; and

Termination and default provisions.

How To Write a Commercial Lease Agreement?

To write a comprehensive commercial lease agreement template, follow these steps:

1. Write the Effective Date

When drafting a commercial lease agreement template, start by stating the effective date of the lease agreement. It is when the lease terms begin and become legally binding for both parties.

2. Fill in Landlord and Tenant Information

Include the landlord and tenant's full names, addresses, and contact information. This information is crucial for identifying the parties involved in the lease agreement.

3. Identify Premises

Describe the commercial property being leased, including its address, square footage, and any unique features or amenities. This information helps to clarify the property's boundaries and characteristics.

4. Describe Lease Terms

Outline the lease term, including the start and end dates or the renewal options for a periodic lease. This section should also specify any penalties or fees associated with early termination or failure to renew. Using a free commercial lease agreement by Lawrina can help streamline the leasing procedures.

5. Note Rental Terms

Specify the rent amount, payment schedule, and any late fees or penalties associated with missed or late payments. This section should also include details about rent increases, if applicable.

6. Choose Tax Option

Indicate how property taxes will be allocated between the landlord and tenant. Sometimes, the tenant may be responsible for paying some or all property taxes.

7. Discuss Past Due Payments

Include provisions for handling past due payments, such as grace periods, late fees, and the landlord's right to terminate the lease for nonpayment.

8. Note Security Deposit

Specify the security deposit amount and the conditions under which it may be withheld or returned to the tenant.

9. Enter Holdover Details

Outline the terms for handling a holdover situation in which the tenant continues to occupy the property after the lease term has ended. This section should detail any additional fees or penalties associated with holdover and the landlord's right to evict the tenant if necessary.

10. Describe Use, Occupancy, and Condition of Premises

Clearly define the permitted use of the property, any restrictions on occupancy, and the condition in which the tenant is expected to maintain the premises. This section may also include any required property improvements or alterations.

11. Indicate Property in Demised Premises

List any fixtures, equipment, or other property in the leased space, and clarify the ownership and maintenance responsibilities.

12. Enter Repairs and Maintenance Details

Describe the responsibilities of both parties for repairs and maintenance, including routine tasks, emergencies, and the process for requesting and approving repairs.

13. Discuss Insurance and Indemnification

Outline the insurance requirements for both the landlord and tenant and include indemnification clauses to protect both parties from liability for damages or injuries related to the leased property.

14. Address Signage

Provide guidelines for any signage the tenant may install on the property, including size, location, and approval requirements.

15. Choose Utility Services

Specify which utility services the tenant is responsible for and any restrictions or requirements related to their use.

16. Document Access, Surrender, and Assignment

Describe the terms for granting access to the property, the process for surrendering the property at the end of the lease term, and any restrictions on the tenant's ability to assign or sublease the property.

17. Discuss Damage to Premises

Detail the responsibilities of both parties in the event of damage to the property, including who is responsible for repairs and how insurance proceeds will be allocated.

18. Enter Eminent Domain Details

Explain the rights and responsibilities of both parties if the property becomes subject to eminent domain, which is the government's power to take private property for public use.

19. Fill in Default Information

Outline the events that constitute a default under the lease and the remedies available to the non-defaulting party, such as termination, damages, or specific performance.

Write Miscellaneous Details

Include any additional provisions or clauses relevant to the lease, such as dispute resolution methods, governing law, and entire agreement clauses.

Do I Need a Commercial Lease Agreement?

When leasing commercial property, a commercial lease agreement is essential for both landlords and tenants. You can maximize the use of a commercial lease agreement template for an easier workflow and legal protection of both parties.

Common Use Cases

A commercial lease agreement template helps to:

  • Protect both parties' legal rights and interests;
  • Clearly define the terms and conditions of the lease;
  • Provide a legally enforceable document in case of disputes; and
  • Establish a clear understanding of responsibilities and expectations.

When Not To Use the Commercial Lease Agreement

A commercial lease agreement is optional when the property is used for residential purposes or when a short-term, informal arrangement is sufficient for both parties. All of these are put into consideration in the commercial lease agreement template.

Laws & Regulations

Residential leases are often highly regulated with some terms that cannot be changed by law even if both parties agree to waive those terms. But commercial leases have virtually no restrictions beyond basic contract law , except the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which requires business spaces open to the public and accessible to those with disabilities. The law requirements depend on the size of the business, the type of business, and the age of the building or the time since it was last renovated. Tenants have primary responsibility for ensuring their business is ADA-compliant. However, they may wish to negotiate for a lease that requires the landlord to make ADA upgrades or to maintain ADA compliance, such as continued elevator access.

A commercial lessee generally has no rights other than what is explicitly stated in the lease agreement and cannot use local housing laws and consumer protections to help protect its rights.

Moreover, some states have their requirements for commercial lease provisions. For instance, Ohio requires that your commercial lease of three or more years not only be signed but must be notarized in order to be valid. 

In California, the landlord must return the deposit no later than 30 days after the landlord receives possession of the premises (Cal. Civ. Code § 1950.7(c)). In Idaho, it’s 21 days after the tenant surrenders the premises or up to 30 days by prior agreement (Idaho Code § 6-321).

In Louisiana, the landlord must return the deposit within one month after the lease terminates (La. R.S. 9:3251(A)). This requirement does not apply if the tenant abandons the premises either without required notice or before the lease terminates (La. R.S. 9:3251(C)).

In South Dakota, the landlord must return the deposit within 60 days after the tenancy terminates and the landlord receives the tenant’s mailing address or delivery instructions (SDCL 43-32-24.1).

In Texas, the landlord must return the deposit within 60 days after the date the tenant surrenders the premises and provides notice to the landlord or the landlord’s agent of the tenant’s forwarding address (Tex. Prop. Code Ann. § 93.005(a) and 93.009(a)). 

In New York, a commercial landlord must hold a tenant’s security deposit in trust on behalf of the tenant and may not commingle the security deposit with the landlord’s personal funds or make the deposit an asset of the landlord (N.Y. Gen. Oblig. Law § 7-103(1)). If the landlord chooses to place the deposit in a bank, it must be a bank with a place of business in New York (N.Y. Gen. Oblig. Law § 7-103(2)).

Therefore, consulting with a knowledgeable US attorney is essential to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations.

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You must get a commercial lease agreement template to avoid potential legal issues.

While oral agreements may be legally binding in some cases, having a written commercial lease agreement template is highly recommended. A written commercial lease agreement template clearly records the terms and conditions and is easier to enforce in court if disputes arise.

Terminating a commercial lease agreement typically involves providing written notice to the other party, as the commercial lease agreement template specifies. However, the termination process and notice requirements may vary depending on the lease terms and the applicable state laws. All of these must be properly captured on the commercial lease agreement template. Therefore, it's essential to consult the lease agreement and seek legal advice.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does apply to commercial leases. Both landlords and tenants may have responsibilities under the ADA to ensure that the leased property is accessible to individuals with disabilities. It's essential to consult the lease agreement and relevant laws to determine each party's obligations.

A commercial lease agreement template can be sent to the other party via email, postal mail, or a secure document-sharing platform. Ensure both parties have a signed copy of the commercial lease agreement template for their records.

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Assignment Of A Lease: Everything You Need To Know! 📃

Sep 04, 2023 | Shakeel Mir

There are are plenty of reasons why you might want to exit your commercial lease early. Perhaps your current premises are no longer suitable for the needs of your growing business, or maybe your business is in financial difficulty and you need to find a lease with more favourable terms.

There are also plenty of options when it comes to deciding how to exit a lease before the specified end date. Some of the most common include: assignment of a lease, which involves passing the lease onto another business; terminating the lease, with the help of a break clause if your contract contains one; or subletting your premises and adopting the role of landlord yourself.

Unfortunately, exiting a lease early is not always a simple process. A lease is a legal contract, and if you break it your landlord could take you to court. Opting to pursue a process such as assigning the lease to a new tenant can make exiting a lease early possible, but there are many factors that should be considered before beginning this process.

If you are thinking of trying to leave your lease early, it is advisable to obtain independent legal advice from an appropriately experienced commercial property solicitor before taking any action.

If you require legal advice or assistance on getting out of a commercial lease please call us on 0800 086 2929 , email [email protected] or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form .

In addition to office meetings, we also offer remote meetings via telephone and video conferencing software so can assist you wherever you are based.

What is assignment of a lease?

The process of assignment of a lease is essentially selling the lease to a third party (the “assignee”).

If you are a commercial property tenant, your contract likely contains a clause that allows you to assign your lease to a new tenant. To do this, you will need to find a potential new tenant yourself. Your landlord will expect this new tenant to meet the same expectations they originally set for you, and you will probably need their consent before the assignment can be completed.

While your landlord cannot reasonably withhold their consent for the assignment, they are under no obligation to give their consent if the new tenant doesn’t meet the terms set out in your contract – so it’s wise to be picky yourself about the tenant you select.

There are likely to be restrictions around when and if you can assign your lease specified in your contract. Some common restrictions include not allowing lease assignments if the contract is for a short period, and not allowing the lease to be assigned if the lease is ending within a few years.

Once a lease as been assigned, the assignee will become the new tenant and will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all of the tenant’s obligations in the lease.

What checks will a landlord make before permitting assignment of a lease?

Financial status

Your landlord will want to see evidence – usually in the form of business bank account statements – that the new tenant is in a strong financial position

Statements from previous landlords that the tenant has leased property from will be required to show that the tenant is reliable and doesn’t have a history of missing payments or otherwise neglecting their responsibilities as a tenant

Proposed use of the premises

Your landlord will probably be looking for a new tenant to intend to use the premises in broadly the same way as you have done in the past as the lease will specify what use is allowed.

Likelihood of requesting alterations to the building

As above, your landlord will require advanced notice of any alterations the new tenant may wish to make to the premises, and in some cases written permission in the form of a Licence to Alter will be required. It is likely that they may withhold their consent for assigning the lease to any tenant intending to make large-scale changes depending upon the type of premises involved.

What liabilities will you have when assigning a lease?

It is important to recognise that the assignment of a lease to a new tenant does not automatically exempt you from all liabilities related to that tenancy going forwards. In fact, once the lease assignment is complete you can still be liable should the new tenant miss any payments or otherwise break the terms of their contract.

Exactly what you will be liable for depends on when your lease began. If your lease began before January 1996 you will remain liable for all payments by any subsequent tenants – even if the lease is assigned several more times after you. This is called “privity of contract”.

For leases that began after January 1996, you will be required to sign an Authorised Guarantee Agreement . This means you guarantee payments for the next tenant, but not any further tenants.

Landlords can only claim payments of rent within six months of the money being due, and only after full notice has already been served to the former tenant.

What does lease assignment cost?

On the other hand, if the rent under the new lease is below the market rate, the new tenant may instead want to pay you a premium. If this is the case, you’ll need to make a decision on whether to charge VAT – or “opt to tax” – something that’s worth getting professional advice on.

A final charge to be considered is the cost of this advice. It is highly recommended to involve your solicitor when opting to pursue a lease assignment so as not to inadvertently break the terms of your contract and leave yourself open to court action. You should therefore also factor solicitors’ fees into your calculations when considering the cost of exiting your lease.

How to get out of a commercial lease – what are the alternatives?

Assignment of a lease is not the only way to get out of a commercial lease and depending on your circumstances and the contract you have with your current landlord, it may not always be the best option.

Some alternative ways to get out of a commercial lease early include:

Using a break clause

Some lease contracts include a “break clause” which offers both parties the opportunity to end the lease early in certain circumstances. Read your contract carefully to check if it contains a clause like this, and if it does, what terms and conditions are involved. Any time limits specified in the lease for giving of notice must be strictly followed.

Negotiating a lease exit

If your contract does not include a break clause, your landlord may still be open to you exiting the lease early. You would need to negotiate the specific terms of your exit and your landlord may require a pay-out to offset the inconvenience of having to market the property again.

Compared to lease assignment, negotiating an exit from your lease should provide a clean break with no further liabilities, but we would recommend seeking legal advice to confirm that you were exiting the contract cleanly.

Subletting the premises

A final option to consider when looking at how to get out of your commercial lease early is subletting. If your contract allows it, you can take on the role of landlord by finding and leasing your property to a new tenant.

You can use the rent payments from your new tenant to cover your own obligations, but in return you’ll be expected to take a hands-on role managing the property and dealing with the sub-tenant directly.

Need assistance with assignment of lease?

Exiting a lease early can be a complex process, whether you choose to do so by arranging the assignment of your lease or by one of the other means mentioned above.

Lease assignment is an effective way for tenants to get out of a commercial lease early. However, this can be a slow process and you will incur costs.

Contacting a solicitor at an early juncture is advisable so that you are appropriately advised at the outset of any key considerations and potential pitfalls. For example, even though you are selling the lease, you could potentially remain liable afterwards; this will depend on the age of the lease and whether you have entered into an authorised agreement or not.

Shakeel Mir is the Head of our Commercial Property department and has many years of experience in dealing with lease assignment.  He is based in our Amersham office but assists and advises clients all over the country.  In addition to office meetings, Shakeel offers remote meetings via telephone or video conferencing software so can assist you wherever you are based.

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What is an Assignment of a lease?

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When you buy or are granted a lease, you take ownership and possession of the property for a fixed period of time, which is known as the term of the lease.  You might take a ten-year lease, knowing that you might only want the property for a few years, and then want to move on as your business grows, but the landlord won’t grant a lease for a shorter period.  This might not put you off taking the lease, as you can sell the remainder of the lease on, under certain criteria. This is known as assigning a lease , and we’ve set out below more detail of how this works.

So, in legal terms, the assignment of a lease is a process whereby all rights that have previously been possessed over a property are transferred from one party to another.   It’s not unlike selling a house, but there’s a bit more paperwork involved!  In particular, the outgoing lessee, the new lessee, and the landlord will all need to enter into a document known as a licence to assign .

There are various requirements that need to be satisfied before the current lessee can be released from the lease and the obligations under the lease are transferred to the new lessee under the Licence. The lease will usually set out what the Landlord’s criteria is before an assignment is possible, but we’ve set out below the most common requirements.

What criteria must be met?

Most of the time this would require similar checks to the ones carried out on the original tenant when the lease was first granted.  These might include

  • Financial checks. The landlord will want to know that the new tenant is going to be able to pay the rent.  If not, they may ask for personal guarantees, or make the outgoing tenant continue to have some liability.
  • Although a landlord’s main requirement is that their tenants can pay the rent, they may also want to know that they are complaint people , not likely to break the terms of the lease, cause a disturbance or upset other tenants.  The landlord may, for example, ask for references from a previous landlord as to the tenant’s good character.
  • Restrictions on activity. The landlord may restrict what business a new tenant can engage in.  For example, if the landlord is a shopping centre, and the outgoing tenant sells men’s’ clothes, they’ll probably have no objection in the new tenant selling men’s clothes, but they might object to the premises being taken over by a business selling women’s clothes, if they feel they already have enough tenants in that line of business.  Or they might only want tenants who sell high-end products.

Duties placed on the Landlord

Most modern leases will include a requirement that any consents required by the landlord must not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.  If the tenant requests a licence to assign a lease, which the landlord either refuses without good reason, or takes a very long time to consent to, the tenant can take action, such as going to court for a declaration that the landlord is in breach of the lease.  However this is a very major step to take, and we’d always encourage clients to do everything they can to reach an agreement without court action being necessary.

Not all leases will include an express provision requiring the landlord to give consent fairly and promptly.  If that’s the case, it can be much harder and possibly more expensive but never impossible to do an assignment.

Can a landlord object to the assignment of a lease?

As we’ve set out above, if the lease includes a provision that consent to an assignment should not be unreasonable refused or delayed, any landlord who fails to comply is in breach of lease.  This could result not just in court action but costs and possibly damages to the tenant.

However, it should be remembered that the right to assign the lease is generally subject to permission of the landlord being granted.  So, a tenant should not assign the lease to a new party until a licence to assign has been properly executed.  If he does, the landlord could apply for an injunction to prevent the letting, which could end with the tenant having to pay costs and damages to the landlord.  Alternatively, the landlord could seek forfeiture of the lease , which could have far more significant consequences for the tenant.

When will it be sufficiently reasonable for a landlord to withhold consent?

Although this will always depend on the circumstances of the lease, here are some guidelines as to the types of situation when a landlord may be justified in refusing to agree to an assignment of a lease:

  • Insufficient information supplied in respect of the new tenant. This would mean that the Landlord is unable to make a judgment on the proposed tenant.  It will usually be for the tenants (old and new) to satisfy the landlord that the new tenant is a good fit.
  • Character and financial standing of the assignee
  • The landlord has decided that the future viability of the building as a whole could be at risk, such as if he feels the new tenant would damage the reputation of the area or be detrimental to other tenants

When will it be sufficiently unreasonable for a landlord to withhold consent?

Again, this will depend on the facts of the case, but generally, it is likely to be held to be unreasonable for a landlord to withhold consent on the following grounds

  • Issues that are not covered by the lease. So, for example, if the lease doesn’t require a new tenant to prove that they are of good standing, it might be unreasonable for the landlord to try to imply this into the assignment process.
  • The landlord makes an argument that the tenant will have a lasting effect on the lettings of the other properties in the vicinity , except other properties owned by the landlord.
  • The landlord wants repossession of the property.
  • The landlord wants to withhold consent on the grounds of race, sex or disability . So if the outgoing tenant’s target audience was heterosexual men, but the incoming tenant’s target audience is homosexual men, this alone is unlikely to be a good enough reason.

Assigning a Sub-lease

A sub-lease is where a tenant has sublet the property or part of it to a third party.  Sometimes that third party may want to assign the sub-lease to a new tenant.  If so, not only will the landlord’ consent be required, but also that of the tenant who granted the sub-lease.

Knowing the difference between assigned lease and a sublease

Knowing the difference between an assigned lease and a sublease could help you make the right decision when choosing which route to take. Although both achieve the same result, an assignment of a lease is distinctively different to a sub-lease.

An assignment of a lease is a complete transfer of the right to be the tenant under the lease. The third-party (or new tenant) becomes the “tenant” under the lease, taking over all of the leased premises, substituting for the old tenant. The new tenant, therefore, pays the rent due under the lease directly to the landlord and is responsible for all aspects of complying with the lease.

As we have explained above, a sub-lease is an entirely new lease between the tenant and a third party as sublessee for the premises or sometimes for a part of the premises. The original lease between the tenant and the landlord remains in place and is unaffected by the sub-lease. This results in the original tenant remaining liable for all the obligations of the original lease, whilst collecting rent from the subtenant.

If you own a lease and you are considering selling it, or you’re thinking about buying an existing lease, then hopefully this will give you enough information to consider your options, but we’d be very happy to talk to you about this further before you make any final decisions.

Disclaimer – our articles are designed to give you guidance and information.  There is no substitute for proper direct advice, particularly as everyone’s circumstances are different.  If anything in this article may affect you, please contact us for advice that is specific to your circumstances.

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Lease Assignment in Commercial Real Estate

A lease assignment occurs when a tenant fully transfers their lease to another party. This is particularly important for tenants who wish to get out of their leases early due to financial issues, especially if a landlord does not allow subleases. In general, the landlord must agree to the lease transfer, and usually records their consent to it via a document called a “license to assign.”

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What is a lease assignment in commercial real estate?

However, a landlord is generally required to give what’s called “reasonable consent” when deciding whether to allow a tenant to assign a lease or find a new tenant to sublease the property. For example, as long as potential (new) tenants have good credit and strong financials, a landlord should not arbitrarily deny the original tenant the ability to assign the lease or provide a sublease. In addition, some leases have a clause which stipulates the specific time period in which a landlord must decide whether to approve a new tenant for lease assignment.

While a sublease can be for only part a leased premises, in most cases, a lease assignment must be for the entire premises. For instance, if a tenant leasing a 10,000 sq. ft. property wanted to lease out only 4,000 sq. ft. to another party, they would typically have to do so through a sublease rather than via a lease assignment.

Finally, some leases also stipulate that if a lease is assigned to a new tenant, and the original tenant profits (usually due to the sale of the business), the landlord has a right to a certain share of those profits.

What are the benefits of a lease assignment in commercial real estate?

A lease assignment in commercial real estate can be beneficial for tenants who want to transfer their lease to another party. Benefits include:

  • The ability to transfer the entire leased premises, rather than just part of it.
  • The potential to make a profit from the sale of the business.
  • The ability to find a suitable replacement tenant.
  • The potential to reduce financial liability for the landlord.

It is important to note that the original tenant may still be liable if the new tenant defaults, unless the landlord releases them from their liability. Additionally, landlords may be picky about which tenants they allow, and may want to ensure that the new tenant is at least as creditworthy as the previous one. Creditworthiness may be measured in EDBITA, business net worth, or other metrics. Source

What are the risks associated with a lease assignment in commercial real estate?

Lease assignments in commercial real estate carry some risks for the original tenant. Unless the original tenant is fully released from their liability by the landlord, they will be legally liable if the new tenant defaults. This means that the landlord could sue the original tenant for back rent if the new tenant fails to pay.

In addition, landlords may be especially picky in their choice of tenants when it comes to triple net leases, as they are often trying to reduce their financial liability as much as possible. They will typically want to ensure that the new tenant is at least as creditworthy as the previous one. Creditworthiness may be measured in EDBITA, business net worth, or other metrics. In many cases, they also want to know that the leased property is at least somewhat important to the new tenant’s business operations— otherwise, the tenant may be more likely to let the property fall into disrepair, or, even worse, default on their lease.

What are the legal requirements for a lease assignment in commercial real estate?

A lease assignment occurs when a tenant fully transfers their lease to another party. The landlord must agree to the lease transfer, and usually records their consent to it via a document called a “license to assign.”

What are the steps involved in a lease assignment in commercial real estate?

The steps involved in a lease assignment in commercial real estate are as follows:

  • The tenant must fully transfer their lease to another party.
  • The landlord must agree to the lease transfer and usually records their consent to it via a document called a “license to assign.”
  • The landlord is generally required to give what’s called “reasonable consent” when deciding whether to allow a tenant to assign a lease or find a new tenant to sublease the property.
  • The landlord must decide whether to approve a new tenant for lease assignment within a specific time period, as stipulated in the lease.
  • In most cases, a lease assignment must be for the entire premises.
  • If the original tenant profits (usually due to the sale of the business), the landlord has a right to a certain share of those profits.

What are the common mistakes to avoid when assigning a lease in commercial real estate?

When assigning a lease in commercial real estate, it is important to ensure that the new tenant is at least as creditworthy as the previous one. Creditworthiness may be measured in EDBITA, business net worth, or other metrics. Additionally, the landlord may want to ensure that the leased property is at least somewhat important to the new tenant’s business operations. It is also important to note that a lease assignment must be for the entire premises, and not just part of it. Finally, some leases also stipulate that if a lease is assigned to a new tenant, and the original tenant profits, the landlord has a right to a certain share of those profits.

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Long established take-away premises which would be ideal for continued use and/or in conjunction with a dark kitchen. The premises are fully fitted and being offered with all fixtures, fittings and equipment (not tested). The premises benefit from a low rental base. There is ample parking to the rear which would be good for delivery and collection vehicles. The premises have full extraction and electric roller shutters to the front elevation. The current business has now ceased trading and the property is being offered as an assignment of lease. This is a lease from the Local Authority. We understand that the current business rates with small business relief are currently nil (please confirm this directly with the Local Authority).

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1. Fully Repairing & Insuring: All obligations for repairing and insuring the property (or their share of the property) both internally and externally.

2. Internal Repairing Only: The tenant is responsible for internal repairs only. The landlord is responsible for structural and external repairs.

3. Internal Repairing & Insuring: The tenant is responsible for internal repairs and insurance for internal parts of the property only. The landlord is responsible for structural and external repairs.

4. Negotiable or TBD: This is used when the leasing contact does not provide the service type.

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Situated midway along Firs Lane, Palmers Green. Firs Lane runs between Ford’s Grove and Hedge Lane linking Winchmore Hill to Palmers Green. This is a densely populated residential area and a great location for delivery and collection.

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Date created: 2/16/2024, last updated:, address: 298 firs ln, london n13 5qq.

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    A lease assignment document is a legal agreement that grants the right of a tenant to transfer their interest in an existing lease or sublet their leased space to another party. This document typically contains important details such as the parties involved, the property being leased, and the terms and conditions of the original lease agreement.

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    A lease assignment is a formal legal arrangement recognized under U.S. law, permitting the current property owner (the landlord) to effectively transfer their rights and obligations as detailed in the original lease agreement to a new landlord. This process is typically commenced through a landlord assignment of lease form.

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