Drafting of Commercial Leases

Some Real Estate Agents are under the impression or believe that they could draft Commercial Leases or simply copy and paste an old commercial lease and change a few words in it. Unfortunately, this action is not allowed since Agents become somehow attorneys practicing without a license.

Real Estate Agents are only allowed to fill out the blanks of the forms approved by The Florida Supreme Court. In the case of leases, the Florida Supreme Court provides lease forms for only residential property. For commercial leases, each landlord and/or tenant will need to draft a lease specific to the transaction; they may draft the lease themselves, although commercial leases are typically complicated enough to merit the services of a legal professional.