The Lease states that I require the Landlord’s permission to assign the Lease or change the business that I run from the premises. What is to stop the Landlord from refusing to allow me to do these things?

A: Usually the Lease will state that the Landlord cannot unreasonably withhold consent, however, the Landlord will ask to review any accounts of the prospective buyer of the Lease and ask for references on that prospective buyer. The Landlord may also ask for a rent deposit to be paid.