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3 easy pieces: The elements to prove breach of contract

You've done it--you've found the seed money, have your business plan in place and you are ready to start doing business. Of course you are going to have contracts with all your vendors--you want to ensure you get paid for the work you do and a contract guarantees a legal process for recovery if someone skips out. Or does it?

How can you protect yourself in a commercial lease?

Commercial leasing differs in significant ways from residential leasing. Many consumer protection laws apply only to residential leases. There are no standard forms for commercial leases; each commercial lease is drawn up according to the landlord's needs and wants. Additionally, it is very difficult to break or change a commercial lease. When discussing a commercial lease, there is usually much more room for flexibility and negotiation, since businesses often have special needs or requirements.