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Commercial Lease Assistance Program

Free Legal Assistance for Small Business Owners with Lease Issues

If your business needs help with a commercial lease issue in New York City, you may be eligible for free legal services.

Free legal services are available to help eligible businesses:*

  • Sign a new commercial lease
  • Amend, renew, or terminate an existing commercial lease
  • Address a commercial lease-related issue

*To be eligible for free legal services, your business must:

  1. Be a small business according to the US Small Business Services Administration
  2. Be located in New York City
  3. Not be a franchise establishment
  4. Meet the income eligibility requirements of the legal service provider

Request Commercial Lease Assistance

Note: You will need to log into your SBS Connect account or create a new account, then select "Apply" under Commercial Lease Assistance.

Comprehensive Guide to Commercial Leasing in New York City

The Comprehensive Guide to Commercial Leasing in New York City provides basic tips for business owners to consider before signing a commercial lease in New York City. Topics include space needs, construction, working with professionals, reviewing key terms, and selecting a location.

For Spanish readers: La Guía Completa de Arrendamiento Comercial en la Ciudad de Nueva York