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Assignment of Lease
assignment of lease
Transferring all rights in a lease to real property to another.Leases typically contain prohibitions against assignment without landlord approval, but the approval may not be unreasonably withheld. Reasonable grounds may include a change in the creditworthiness of the tenant,an increase in the burden placed upon the property by the new tenant because of additional parking demands,or incompatibility with other tenants such as a liquor store coming into a small shopping center of family-oriented businesses.When a tenant assigns its lease, it remains liable for the entire lease term unless the landlord agrees to a novation, which is a declaration that the old lease is void and the landlord has entered into a direct relationship with the assignee.