This commercial lease assignment is between , an individuala(n) (the "Original Tenant") and , an individuala(n) (the "New Tenant").

On or about , the Original Tenant and (the "Landlord") entered into a lease agreement (the "Lease").

The Lease covers the commercial property located at  , and more particularly described as follows: (the "Premises"). The Premises contains feet of interior floor space.

Under section of the Lease, the Original Tenant is permitted to assign its interest in the Lease, with the consent of the Landlord.

The Original Tenant wishes to assign to the New Tenant its rights in, and delegate all of its obligations under, the Lease, and the New Tenant wishes to accept this assignment.

The parties therefore agree as follows:


The Original Tenant assigns to the New Tenant of all its rights in, and delegates to the New Tenant all of its obligations under, the Lease. This transfer will become effective as of (the "Effective Date"), and will continue until the present term of the Lease ends.


After the Effective Date, the New Tenant shall assume all rights and duties under the Lease, including the obligation to pay rent under the Lease when it is due. The Original Tenant will have no further obligations under the Lease The Original Tenant will remain bound to the Landlord under the Lease, notwithstanding the assignment. However, the Original Tenant remains responsible for obligations accruing before the Effective Date.


On or before the Effective Date, the New Tenant shall pay $ to the Original Tenant, which is the sum of:

  • (a) The security deposit held by the Landlord under the Lease; and
  • (b) The rent or other deposits paid in advance by the Original Tenant for any period after the effective date of this assignment.


  • (a) The Original Tenant shall indemnify the New Tenant against any award, charge, claim, compensatory damages, cost, damages, exemplary damages, diminution in value, expense, fee, fine, interest, judgment, liability, settlement payment, penalty, or other loss (a "Loss") or any attorney's or other professional's fee and disbursement, court filing fee, court cost, arbitration fee, arbitration cost, witness fee, and each other fee and cost of investigating and defending or asserting a claim for indemnification (a "Litigation Expense") arising out of the Original Tenant's breach of its obligations under the Lease before the Effective Date.
  • (b) The New Tenant shall indemnify the Original Tenant against all Losses or Litigation Expenses relating to the Lease, except if those Losses or Litigation Expenses arise from the Original Tenant's failure to perform its obligations under the Lease before the Effective Date.
  • (c) The New Tenant shall indemnify the Original Tenant against all Losses or Litigation Expenses attributable to the acts or omissions of the New Tenant or its agents, contractors, or employees with respect to the Premises or any activities on the Premises. This indemnification will survive the termination of the Lease and this assignment.


This assignment is made on the understanding that all other terms of the Lease remain in full effect, including the prohibition against further assignments and subleases without the Landlord's express written consent.


The Original Tenant represents that it:

  • (a) has the power and authority to enter into and carry out this assignment;
  • (b) has not previously assigned its rights under the Lease;
  • (c) is the lawful and sole owner of the interests assigned under this assignment;
  • (d) the interests assigned under this assignment are free from all encumbrances;
  • (e) except for the Landlord and the Original Tenant, there are no parties in possession or occupancy of the Premises or any part of them, and there are no parties with possessory rights on the Premises or any part of them; and
  • (f) has performed all obligations and made all required payments under the Lease.


The New Tenant has examined and inspected the Premises and accepts them "as is" and in their present condition with all faults. Except as provided in this assignment, the Original Tenant makes no representations, covenants, or guaranties about the status, nature, or condition of the Lease or the Premises.


In interpreting the language of this assignment, the parties shall be treated as having drafted this assignment after meaningful negotiations. The language in this assignment will be construed as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party.


  • (a) Choice of Law. The laws of the state of govern this assignment (without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles).
  • (b) Choice of Forum. Both parties consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in , .


No amendment to this assignment will be effective unless it is in writing and signed by a party or its authorized representative.


  • (a) Counterparts. The parties may execute this agreement in any number of counterparts, each of which is an original but all of which constitute one and the same instrument.
  • (b) Electronic Signatures. This agreement, agreements ancillary to this agreement, and related documents entered into in connection with this agreement are signed when a party's signature is delivered by facsimile, email, or other electronic medium. These signatures must be treated in all respects as having the same force and effect as original signatures.


If any one or more of the provisions contained in this assignment is, for any reason, held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, that invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other provisions of this assignment, but this assignment will be construed as if those invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provisions had never been contained in it, unless the deletion of those provisions would result in such a material change so as to cause completion of the transactions contemplated by this assignment to be unreasonable.


  • (a) Writing; Permitted Delivery Methods. Each party giving or making any notice, request, demand, or other communication required or permitted by this assignment shall give that notice in writing and use one of the following types of delivery, each of which is a writing for purposes of this assignment: personal delivery, mail (registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return-receipt requested), nationally recognized overnight courier (fees prepaid), facsimile, or email.
  • (b) Addresses. A party shall address notices under this section to a party at the following addresses:
  • If to the Original Tenant:
  • /
  • If to the New Tenant:
  • /
  • (c) Effectiveness. A notice is effective only if the party giving notice complies with subsections (a) and (b) and if the recipient receives the notice.


No waiver of a breach, failure of any condition, or any right or remedy contained in or granted by the provisions of this assignment will be effective unless it is in writing and signed by the party waiving the breach, failure, right, or remedy. No waiver of any breach, failure, right, or remedy will be deemed a waiver of any other breach, failure, right, or remedy, whether or not similar, and no waiver will constitute a continuing waiver, unless the writing so specifies.


This agreement constitutes the final agreement of the parties. It is the complete and exclusive expression of the parties' agreement about the subject matter of this agreement. All prior and contemporaneous communications, negotiations, and agreements between the parties relating to the subject matter of this agreement are expressly merged into and superseded by this agreement. The provisions of this agreement may not be explained, supplemented, or qualified by evidence of trade usage or a prior course of dealings. Neither party was induced to enter this agreement by, and neither party is relying on, any statement, representation, warranty, or agreement of the other party except those set forth expressly in this agreement. Except as set forth expressly in this agreement, there are no conditions precedent to this agreement's effectiveness.


The descriptive headings of the sections and subsections of this assignment are for convenience only, and do not affect this agreement's construction or interpretation.


This assignment will become effective when all parties have signed it.The date this assignment is signed by the last party to sign it (as indicated by the date associated with that party's signature) will be deemed the date of this assignment.


Each party shall use all reasonable efforts to take, or cause to be taken, all actions necessary or desirable to consummate and make effective the transactions this assignment contemplates or to evidence or carry out the intent and purposes of this assignment.


Each party is signing this agreement on the date stated opposite that party's signature.

Date: _____________________________By: _________________________________________________________

Date: _____________________________By: _________________________________________________________



As Landlord under the Lease, I hereby consent to this assignment of the Lease, and to the New Tenant's assumption of the Original Tenant's obligations under the Lease, including the obligation to pay rent when it is due. As of the Effective Date, I release the Original Tenant from all liability for obligations (including rent payments) under the LeaseHowever, the Original Tenant remains primarily obligated as tenant under the Lease and I do not waive or relinquish any rights under the Lease against either the Original Tenant or the New Tenant.

Date: _____________________________By: _________________________________________________________


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What's an assignment of commercial lease?

Whether it's because it's time to move to a new space or city, business isn't booming, a company gets sold, or otherwise, sometimes commercial tenants must leave a lease before it ends. And sometimes, they may want to transfer the responsibilities of their lease to someone new. In this case, you'll need an assignment of commercial lease.

Here's the information you'll need to have handy to complete your assignment of commercial lease:
- Who the old tenant is : Have their name and contact information ready.
- Who the new tenant is : Have their information available.