A Washington, DC commercial lease agreement is a legal document governing the terms of renting non-residential properties in the state. Covering details like permitted use of the leased space, as well as rent, additional costs, lease duration, and termination conditions, it also outlines the rights and responsibilities of both parties.
This contract ultimately defines the relationship between the landlord, who is the owner of the commercial property, and the tenant aiming to operate a business within that space.
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Consumer Protection Laws: Code of the District of Columbia § 28:2A–104.
Jurisdiction: According to Code of the District of Columbia § 28:2A–106, the jurisdiction should align with either the lessee’s residence at the time the lease becomes enforceable, within 30 days thereafter, or where the property is located. If the chosen law or judicial forum is from a jurisdiction that does not meet these criteria and would not otherwise have jurisdiction over the lessee, such a choice is unenforceable.