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Commercial Lease Toolkit

In partnership with the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, we present this Commercial Lease Toolkit for small businesses to use to navigate how to enter a commercial lease as a tenant. This toolkit is designed to provide key, easy-to-understand information about common terms or sections of a typical commercial lease.

The Commercial Lease Toolkit is made up of the following documents:

  • Commercial Lease Checklist for Small Businesses Summary – This document describes the toolkit and explains how to use it.
  • Commercial Lease Toolkit – This is the full toolkit
  • Key Terms – Glossary with definitions of key commercial lease terms
  • Infographic Summary from City of Seattle