Landlords are usually represented by an attorney and you should be too.  Before entering into a lease it is very important to make sure you understand what you are signing and to have an attorney review you’re the lease agreement.  You do not have to accept a lease as it is handed to you by a landlord.  There are many parts of a lease that are negotiable.  A landlord with a good attorney will not give a tenant a lease without getting a personal guarantee from the business owner.  However you do not have to guarantee a lease for its entire duration.  If you leave a property you may be required to still pay rent but if a landlord releases a property you do not have keep paying.  A landlord also has to prove that it is actually trying to release the property. Make sure that you have an attorney review your lease before you sign anything. Call The Law Offices of Lee M. Herman, Esquire.