REALWorld Law

Commercial leases

Use by the tenant

Can restrictions be imposed by the landlord on how a tenant uses the real estate and are there any regulations and/or laws which impose further restrictions?



A lease will commonly limit the purposes for which a tenant can use the leased premises. Typically, the lease will specify certain permitted uses (eg office use) and will expressly prohibit other uses. In addition, municipalities commonly impose zoning laws which limit the lawful uses of property within a given area.