Is Your Sublease at Risk????
Today’s Blog Post comes from a good friend of MOSatlanta.com, Justin Daniels. He explains the risk of subleasing office space here in Atlanta. Enjoy.
Subleasing is very popular during a down economy. You can find great space at a reasonable price. Subleasing, however, during this economy, can be fraught with peril. If the company from whom you are leasing defaults under its lease, the landlord has the right to terminate the master lease along with your sublease. This problem can arise when the main tenant is paying 20 dollars a square foot and the subtenant is paying 15 per square foot. If the main tenant’s business is struggling and they cannot make up the $5 per square foot and defaults under the main lease, the landlord may or may not want to honor the sublease. You should think twice about a sublease at a lower rate as opposed to a straight lease at a higher rate given this potential scenario.
As always your trusted resource for practical legal advice. – Justin Daniels