REALWorld Law

Commercial leases

Communal costs

Who pays for the maintenance and repair of areas used by several lessees, for example car parks and gardens?

Canada

Canada

The lease’s terms will dictate tenants’ liability for the property’s maintenance. Generally, tenants in multi-tenanted properties will be proportionally responsible for all costs and fees associated with the operation, repair and maintenance of the common areas. Leases may also require tenants to pay a separate fee for parking facilities.