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Posted on 27 April 2018

What is a Bell Hearing and What Do I Need to Do to Prepare?

A Bell Hearing is held to determine the amount of money a DC tenant will need to pay into the Court registry while their landlord tenant case is pending.  Given the extended length of time...

Posted on 4 April 2018

Commercial Eviction Procedure in Virginia

Under Virginia law, when a commercial tenant defaults on a lease agreement for non-payment of rent or breach of a lease obligation, the landlord can move for eviction through the judicial process by filing what...

Posted on 21 March 2018

What is CAM? And is it negotiable?

Although there are many standard terms in commercial lease agreement, terms such as Common Area Maintenance (“CAM”) and many others are negotiable and can help the parties to the lease agreement avoid unexpected future costs...

Posted on 13 March 2018

Margeaux Thomas selected to Super Lawyers’ 2018 Rising Stars List

ThomasLaw is pleased to announce that is managing attorney, D. Margeaux Thomas, has been selected to Super Lawyers’ 2018 Rising Stars List. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70...

Posted on 27 February 2018

Tenant Maintenance and Repair Responsibilities

Even though a commercial tenant doesn’t legally own the property they are renting, they still have the obligation to make certain repairs and complete routine maintenance. These duties will be identified in the commercial lease,...