Do I need a lawyer if I am a landlord?

            Landlords may think that they do not need an attorney because the form for a commercial lease is available online.  But many provisions can be negotiated and often industry standards govern.  Also, a landlord wants to ensure that he has the appropriate resources and remedies available to him if a tenant is not paying or otherwise violating the terms of the commercial lease.  Having a good attorney draft a commercial lease with strong provisions for terminating the lease and eviction can save a landlord money and time in the end.