Try to get a competing clause in the lease. A competition clause prevents the owner from renting leases to your competitor in the same building where you are moving. This can be especially useful if you are a retailer. As a result, tenants and landlords must carefully negotiate the terms of this agreement to ensure that each party is properly protected and that the obligations are clearly defined. Essentially, a CTA document lacks substance when it comes to properly protecting the landlord`s rights and ensuring that the tenant meets its obligations. There is no replacement for a duly developed lease prepared by a lawyer with leasing experience. A CTA may be useful for small leases over short periods (z.B 12-18 months), but each lessor should weigh the risk of losing certain rights if they use a CTA compared to a commercial lease prepared by a lawyer. Don`t be mistaken to think that a CTA is a cheaper option – if a problem arises (as they often do with leases), you`ll want to have the protection of a well-prepared rental document. Matthew Smith practices commercial, real estate and business law. He is particularly interested in commercial leasing and retail. You may also violate your lease (break part of the contract) if you do not meet certain requirements. B, for example the non-repair or maintenance of the premises.