Some of the largest and most well recognized companies are made up of hundreds (even thousands) of franchises scattered across the country. Commercial landlords often are glad when a franchised business wants to lease space in their project. After all, a franchise has immediate name recognition and usually brings the support of a large, well established company. However, landlords should be mindful of the possible complications that can arise when leasing to a franchise. While a typical commercial lease is between two parties, a lease to a franchise will involve a landlord, a franchisee and a franchisor.
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