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COMMERCIAL LEASE AGREEMENT
(Single Tenant Facility)
(Note: This form is not intended to be used as a Sublease and SHOULD NOT be used in Sublease circumstances)
THIS LEASE AGREEMENT, including any and all addenda attached hereto (“Lease”), is by and between
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________,
a(n) ___________________________________________(“Landlord”),
(individual or State of formation and type of entity)
whose address is _________________________________________________________________________________________, and
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________, a(n)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________(“Tenant”).
(individual or State of formation and type of entity)
whose address is _____________________________________________________________________________________________
 If this box is checked, the obligations of Tenant under this Lease are secured by the guaranty of
_____________________________________________________________ (name(s) of guarantor(s)) attached hereto and
incorporated herein by reference. (Note: Any guaranty should be prepared by an attorney at law.)
For and in consideration of the mutual promises set forth herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency
of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
PREMISES
1. Landlord leases unto Tenant, and Tenant hereby leases and takes upon the terms and conditions which hereinafter appear, the
following described property, including any improvements located thereon (hereinafter called the “Premises”), to wit:
(Address): ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________
 All  A portion of the property in Deed Reference: Book _________, Page No.________, __________________ County;
consisting of approximately _______________ acres.
Plat Reference: Lot(s) ____________________, Block or Section _________________, as shown on Plat Book or Slide
_______________ at Page(s) _______________, __________________ County, consisting of _______________ acres.
 If this box is checked, Premises shall mean that property described on Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herewith by
reference.
(For information purposes only, the tax parcel number of the Premises is: _______________________________________________)
TERM
2. The term of this Lease shall commence on ___________________, 20____ (“Lease Commencement Date”), and shall end at
midnight on _____________________, 20____, unless sooner terminated as herein provided. The first Lease Year Anniversary shall
be the date twelve (12) calendar months after the first day of the first full month immediately following the Lease Commencement
Date and successive Lease Year Anniversaries shall be the date twelve (12) calendar months from the previous Lease Year
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 If this box is checked, Tenant shall have the option of renewing this Lease, upon written notice given to Landlord at least
days prior to the end of the then expiring term of this Lease, for additional term(s) of years each.
 Option to Lease- If this box is checked, Tenant, upon the payment of the sum of $______________________________________
(which sum is not rental or security deposit hereunder, but is consideration for this Option to Lease and is non-refundable under any
circumstances) shall have a period of days prior to the Lease Commencement Date (“Option Period”) in which to
inspect the Premises and make inquiry regarding such sign regulations, zoning regulations, utility availability, private restrictions or
permits or other regulatory requirements as Tenant may deem appropriate to satisfy itself as to the use of the Premises for Tenant’s
intended purposes. Tenant shall conduct all such on-site inspections, examinations, inquiries and other review of the Premises in a
good and workmanlike manner, shall repair any damage to the Premises caused by Tenant’s entry and on-site inspections and shall
conduct same in a manner that does not unreasonably interfere with Landlord’s or any tenant’s use and enjoyment of the Premises. In
that respect, Tenant shall make reasonable efforts to undertake on-site inspections outside of the hours any tenant’s business is open to
the public and shall give prior notice to any tenants of any entry onto any tenant’s portion of the Premises for the purpose of
conducting inspections. Upon Landlord’s request, Tenant shall provide to Landlord evidence of general liability insurance. Tenant
shall also have a right to review and inspect all contracts or other agreements affecting or related directly to the Premises and shall be
entitled to review such books and records of Landlord that relate directly to the operation and maintenance of the Premises, provided,
however, that Tenant shall not disclose any information regarding the Premises (or any tenant therein) unless required by law and the
same shall be regarded as confidential, to any person, except to its attorneys, accountants, lenders and other professional advisors, in
which case Tenant shall obtain their agreement to maintain such confidentiality. Tenant assumes all responsibility for the acts of itself,
its agents or representatives in exercising its rights under this Option to Lease and agrees to indemnify and hold Seller harmless from
any damages resulting therefrom. This indemnification obligation of Tenant shall survive the termination of this Option to Lease or
this Lease. Tenant shall, at Tenant’s expense, promptly repair any damage to the Premises caused by Tenant’s entry and on-site
inspections. IF TENANT CHOOSES NOT TO LEASE THE PREMISES, FOR ANY REASON OR NO REASON, AND
PROVIDES WRITTEN NOTICE TO LANDLORD THEREOF PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE OPTION
PERIOD, THEN THIS LEASE SHALL TERMINATE AND NEITHER PARTY SHALL HAVE ANY FURTHER
OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER AND LANDLORD SHALL RETURN TO TENANT ANY RENTAL OR SECURITY
DEPOSIT PAID TO LANDLORD HEREUNDER. Tenant shall be deemed to have exercised its Option to Lease and to be bound
under the terms of this Lease if (i) Tenant shall occupy the Premises prior to the expiration of the Option Period, whereupon the date of
occupancy shall be deemed the Lease Commencement Date, or (ii) Tenant shall not provide written notice to Landlord of its termination of
this Lease prior to the expiration of the Option Period.
RENTAL
3. Beginning on (“Rent Commencement Date”), Tenant agrees to pay Landlord (or its
Agent as directed by Landlord), without notice, demand, deduction or set off, an annual rental of $_______________________,
payable in equal monthly installments of $______________________________, in advance on the first day of each calendar month
during the term hereof. Upon execution of this Lease, Tenant shall pay to Landlord the first monthly installment of rent due
hereunder. Rental for any period during the term hereof which is less than one month shall be the pro-rated portion of the monthly
installment of rental due, based upon a 30 day month.
 If this box is checked, the annual rental payable hereunder (and accordingly the monthly installments) shall be adjusted every
_______ Lease Year Anniversary by % over the amount then payable hereunder. In the event renewal of this Lease is
provided for in paragraph 2 hereof and effectively exercised by Tenant, the rental adjustments provided herein shall apply to the term
of the Lease so renewed, or
 If this box is checked, the annual rental payable hereunder (and accordingly the monthly installments) shall be adjusted every
_______ Lease Year Anniversary by $_________________ over the amount then payable hereunder. In the event renewal of this
Lease is provided for in paragraph 2 hereof and effectively exercised by Tenant, the rental adjustments provided herein shall apply to
the term of the Lease so renewed,
 If this box is checked, Tenant shall pay all rental to Landlord’s Agent at the following address:
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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LATE CHARGES
4. If Landlord fails to receive full rental payment within ___________________ days after it becomes due, Tenant shall pay
Landlord, as additional rental, a late charge equal to________________ percent________________(%) of the overdue amount or
$____________________ whichever is greater, plus any actual bank fees incurred for dishonored payments. The parties agree that
such a late charge represents a fair and reasonable estimate of the cost Landlord will incur by reason of such late payment.
SECURITY DEPOSIT
5. Upon the execution of this Lease, Tenant shall deposit with Landlord the sum of $________________________ as a security
deposit which shall be held by Landlord as security for the full and faithful performance by Tenant of each and every term, covenant
and condition of this Lease. The security deposit does not represent payment of and Tenant shall not presume application of same as
payment of the last monthly installment of rental due under this Lease. Landlord shall have no obligation to segregate or otherwise
account for the security deposit except as provided in this paragraph 5. If any of the rental or other charges or sums payable by Tenant
shall be over-due and unpaid or should payments be made by Landlord on behalf of Tenant, or should Tenant fail to perform any of
the terms of this Lease, then Landlord may, at its option, appropriate and apply the security deposit, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, to compensate toward the payment of the rents, charges or other sums due from Tenant, or towards any loss, damage or
expense sustained by Landlord resulting from such default on the part of the Tenant; and in such event Tenant upon demand shall
restore the security deposit to the amount set forth above in this paragraph 5. In the event Tenant furnishes Landlord with proof that
all utility bills and other bills of Tenant related to the Premises have been paid through the date of Lease termination, and performs all
of Tenant’s other obligations under this Lease, the security deposit shall be returned to Tenant within sixty (60) days after the date of
the expiration or sooner termination of the term of this Lease and the surrender of the Premises by Tenant in compliance with the
provisions of this Lease.
 If this box is checked, Agent shall hold the security deposit in trust and shall be entitled to the interest, if any, thereon.
UTILITY BILLS/SERVICE CONTRACTS
6. Landlord and Tenant agree that utility bills and service contracts (“Service Obligations”) for the Premises shall be paid by the party
indicated below as to each Service Obligation. In each instance, the party undertaking responsibility for payment of a Service
Obligation covenants that they will pay the applicable Service Obligations prior to delinquency. The responsibility to pay for a Service
Obligation shall include all metering, hook-up fees or other miscellaneous charges associated with establishing, installing and
maintaining such utility or contract in said party’s name. Within thirty (30) days of the Lease Commencement Date, Tenant shall
provide Landlord with a copy of any requested Tenant Service Obligation information.
Service Obligation Landlord Tenant Not Applicable
Sewer/Septic   
Water   
Electric   
Gas   
Telephone   
HVAC (maintenance/service contract)   
Elevator (including phone line)   
Security System   
Fiber Optic   
Janitor/Cleaning   
Trash/Dumpster   
Landscaping/Maintenance   
Sprinkler System (including phone line)   
Pest Control   
  
  
  
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Landlord shall not be liable for injury to Tenant’s business or loss of income therefrom or for damage that may be sustained by the
person, merchandise or personal property of Tenant, its employees, agents, invitees or contractors or any other person in or about the
Premises, caused by or resulting from fire, steam, electricity, gas, water or rain, which may leak or flow from or into any part of the
Premises, or from the breakage, leakage, obstruction or other defects of any utility installations, air conditioning system or other
components of the Premises, except to the extent that such damage or loss is caused by Landlord’s gross negligence or willful
misconduct. Landlord makes no representations or warranties with respect to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system(s) or
utility installations existing as of the date hereof or in the future. Subject to the provisions of this paragraph 6, Landlord shall not be
liable in damages or otherwise for any discontinuance, failure or interruption of service to the Premises of utilities or the heating,
ventilation and air conditioning system(s) and Tenant shall have no right to terminate this Lease or withhold rental because of the
same.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
7. The rules and regulations, if any, attached hereto (“Rules and Regulations”) are made a part of this Lease. Tenant agrees to comply
with any Rules and Regulations of Landlord in connection with the Premises which are in effect at the time of the execution of the
Lease or which may be from time to time promulgated by Landlord in its reasonable discretion, provided such Rules and Regulations
are in writing and are not in conflict with the terms and conditions of the Lease.
PERMITTED USES
8. The permitted use of the Premises shall be:
(“Permitted Use”). The Premises shall be used and wholly occupied by Tenant solely for the purposes of conducting the Permitted
Use, and the Premises shall not be used for any other purposes unless Tenant obtains Landlord’s prior written approval of any change
in use. Landlord makes no representation or warranty regarding the suitability of the Premises for or the legality (under zoning or
other applicable ordinances) of the Permitted Use for the Premises, provided however, that Landlord does represent that it has no
contractual obligations with other parties which will materially interfere with or prohibit the Permitted Use of Tenant at the Premises.
At Tenant’s sole expense, Tenant shall procure, maintain and make available for Landlord’s inspection from time to time any
governmental license(s) or permit(s) required for the proper and lawful conduct of Tenant’s business in the Premises. Tenant shall not
cause or permit any waste to occur in the Premises and shall not overload the floor, or any mechanical, electrical, plumbing or utility
systems serving the Premises. Tenant shall keep the Premises, and every part thereof, in a clean and wholesome condition, free from
any objectionable noises, loud music, objectionable odors or nuisances.
TAXES AND INSURANCE
9. Landlord shall pay all taxes (including but not limited to, ad valorem taxes, special assessments and any other governmental
charges) on the Premises and shall procure and pay for such commercial general liability, broad form fire and extended and special
perils insurance with respect to the Premises as Landlord in its reasonable discretion may deem appropriate. Tenant shall reimburse
Landlord for all taxes and insurance as provided herein within fifteen (15) days after receipt of notice from Landlord as to the amount
due. Tenant shall be solely responsible for insuring Tenant’s personal and business property and for paying any taxes or governmental
assessments levied thereon. Tenant shall reimburse Landlord for taxes and insurance during the term of this Lease, and any extension
or renewal thereof; as follows:
Taxes
 The amount by which all taxes (including but not limited to, ad valorem taxes, special assessments and any other
governmental charges) on the Premises for each tax year exceed all taxes on the Premises for the tax year __________; or
 All taxes (including but not limited to, ad valorem taxes, special assessments and any other governmental charges) on the
Premises for each tax year.
If the final Lease Year of the term fails to coincide with the tax year, then any excess for the tax year during which the term ends shall
be reduced by the pro rata part of such tax year beyond the Lease term. If such taxes for the year in which the Lease terminates are
not ascertainable before payment of the last month’s rental, then the amount of such taxes assessed against the Premises for the
previous tax year shall be used as a basis for determining the pro rata share, if any, to be paid by Tenant for that portion of the last
Lease Year.
 If this box is checked, Tenant shall reimburse Landlord for taxes by paying to Landlord, beginning on the Rent
Commencement Date and on the first day of each calendar month during the term hereof, an amount equal to onetwelfth (1/12) of the then current tax payments for the Premises. Upon receipt of bills, statements or other evidence Page 5 of 11
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of taxes due, Landlord shall pay or cause to be paid the taxes. If at any time the reimbursement payments by Tenant
hereunder do not equal the amount of taxes paid by Landlord, Tenant shall upon demand pay to Landlord an amount
equal to the deficiency or Landlord shall refund to Tenant any overpayment (as applicable) as documented by
Landlord. Landlord shall have no obligation to segregate or otherwise account for the tax reimbursements paid
hereunder except as provided in this paragraph 9.
Insurance
 the excess cost of commercial general liability, broad form fire and extended and special perils insurance with respect to the
Premises over the cost of the first year of the Lease term for each subsequent year during the term of this Lease; or
 the cost of all commercial general liability, broad form fire and extended and special perils insurance with respect to the
Premises.
Provided, however, that in the event Tenant’s use of the Premises results in an increase in the rate of insurance on the Premises,
Tenant also shall pay to Landlord, upon demand and as additional rental, the amount of any such increase.
 If this box is checked, Tenant shall reimburse Landlord for insurance by paying to Landlord, beginning on the Rent
Commencement Date and on the first day of each calendar month during the term hereof, an amount equal to onetwelfth (1/12) of the then current insurance premiums for the Premises. Upon receipt of bills, statements or other
evidence of insurance premiums due, Landlord shall pay or cause to be paid the insurance premiums. If at any time
the reimbursement payments by Tenant hereunder do not equal the amount of insurance premiums paid by Landlord,
Tenant shall upon demand pay to Landlord an amount equal to the deficiency or Landlord shall refund to Tenant any
overpayment (as applicable) as documented by Landlord. Landlord shall have no obligation to segregate or
otherwise account for the insurance premium reimbursements paid hereunder except as provided in this paragraph 9.
(Note: The following box should only be checked if there are no boxes checked above in this paragraph 9.)
 If this box is checked, Tenant shall have no responsibility to reimburse Landlord for taxes or insurance.
INSURANCE; WAIVER; INDEMNITY
10. (a) During the term of this Lease, Tenant shall maintain commercial general liability insurance coverage (occurrence coverage)
with broad form contractual liability coverage and with coverage limits of not less than
combined single limit, per occurrence, specifically including liquor liability insurance covering consumption of alcoholic beverages
by customers of Tenant should Tenant choose to sell alcoholic beverages. Such policy shall insure Tenant’s performance of the
indemnity provisions of this Lease, but the amount of such insurance shall not limit Tenant’s liability nor relieve Tenant of any
obligation hereunder. All policies of insurance provided for herein shall name as “additional insureds” Landlord, Landlord’s Agent,
all mortgagees of Landlord and such other individuals or entities as Landlord may from time to time designate upon written notice to
Tenant. Tenant shall provide to Landlord, at least thirty (30) days prior to expiration, certificates of insurance to evidence any renewal
or additional insurance procured by Tenant. Tenant shall provide evidence of all insurance required under this Lease to Landlord prior
to the Lease Commencement Date.
(b) Landlord (for itself and its insurer) waives any rights, including rights of subrogation, and Tenant (for itself and its
insurer) waives any rights, including rights of subrogation, each may have against the other for compensation of any loss or damage
occasioned to Landlord or Tenant arising from any risk generally covered by the “all risks” insurance required to be carried by
Landlord and Tenant. The foregoing waivers of subrogation shall be operative only so long as available in the State of North
Carolina. The foregoing waivers shall be effective whether or not the parties maintain the insurance required to be carried pursuant to
this Lease.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph 10(b), Tenant indemnifies Landlord for damages proximately caused by the
negligence or wrongful conduct of Tenant and Tenant’s employees, agents, invitees or contractors. Except as otherwise provided in
paragraph 10(b), Landlord indemnifies Tenant for damages proximately caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of Landlord
and Landlord’s employees, agents, invitees or contractors. The indemnity provisions in this paragraph 10 cover personal injury and
property damage and shall bind the employees, agents, invitees or contractors of Landlord and Tenant (as the case may be). The
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REPAIRS BY LANDLORD
11. Landlord agrees to keep in good repair the roof, foundation, structural supports and exterior walls of the Premises (exclusive of all
glass and exclusive of all exterior doors), except repairs rendered necessary by the negligence or intentional wrongful acts of Tenant,
its employees, agents, invitees or contractors. Tenant shall promptly report in writing to Landlord any defective condition known to it
which Landlord is required to repair and failure to report such conditions shall make Tenant responsible to Landlord for any liability
incurred by Landlord by reason of such conditions.
REPAIRS BY TENANT
12. Tenant accepts the Premises in their present condition and as suited for the Permitted Use and Tenant’s intended purposes.
Tenant, throughout the initial term of this Lease, and any extension or renewal thereof, at its expense, shall maintain in good order and
repair the Premises, including any building and other improvements located thereon, except those repairs expressly required to be
made by Landlord hereunder. Tenant further agrees to care for the grounds around the building, including the mowing of grass, care
of shrubs and general landscaping.
(a) Tenant, at its expense, also shall maintain in good order and repair the heating, ventilation and air conditioning
equipment, including but not limited to replacement of parts, compressors, air handling units and heating units; provided that, as to
repair or replacement expenses for heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment in excess of $ (per
occurrence) or $ (annually), Landlord shall reimburse Tenant for the amount in excess of the stated amount,
provided that Tenant has obtained Landlord’s prior written approval of the contractor and the repair or replacement.
(b) Tenant shall use only licensed contractors for repairs where such license is required. Landlord shall have the right to
approve the contractor as to any repairs in excess of $ .
Tenant agrees to return the Premises to Landlord at the expiration or prior termination of this Lease, in as good condition and
repair as on the Lease Commencement Date, natural wear and tear, damage by storm, fire, lightning, earthquake or other casualty
alone excepted. Tenant, Tenant’s employees, agents, invitees or contractors shall take no action which may void any manufacturers or
installers warranty with relation to the Premises. Tenant shall indemnify and hold Landlord harmless from any liability, claim,
demand or cause of action arising on account of Tenant’s breach of the provisions of this paragraph 12.
ALTERATIONS
13. Tenant shall not make any alterations, additions, or improvements to the Premises without Landlord’s prior written consent,
which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed. Tenant shall promptly remove any alterations, additions,
or improvements constructed in violation of this paragraph 13 upon Landlord’s written request. All approved alterations, additions,
and improvements will be accomplished in a good and workmanlike manner, in conformity with all applicable laws and regulations,
and by a contractor approved by Landlord, free of any liens or encumbrances. Landlord may require Tenant to remove any alterations,
additions or improvements (whether or not made with Landlord’s consent) at the termination of the Lease and to restore the Premises
to its prior condition, all at Tenant’s expense. All alterations, additions and improvements which Landlord has not required Tenant to
remove shall become Landlord’s property and shall be surrendered to Landlord upon the termination of this Lease, except that Tenant
may remove any of Tenant’s machinery, equipment or trade fixtures which can be removed without material damage to the Premises.
Tenant shall repair, at Tenant’s expense, any damage to the Premises caused by the removal of any such machinery, equipment or
trade fixtures.
DESTRUCTION OF OR DAMAGE TO PREMISES
14. (a) If the Premises are totally destroyed by storm, fire, lightning, earthquake or other casualty, Landlord shall have the right
to terminate this Lease on written notice to Tenant within thirty (30) days after such destruction and this Lease shall terminate as of
the date of such destruction and rental shall be accounted for as between Landlord and Tenant as of that date.
(b) If the Premises are damaged but not wholly destroyed by any such casualties or if the Landlord does not elect to
terminate the Lease under paragraph 14(a) above, Landlord shall commence (or shall cause to be commenced) reconstruction of the
Premises within one hundred twenty (120) days after such occurrence and prosecute the same diligently to completion, not to exceed
two hundred seventy (270) days from the date upon which Landlord receives applicable permits and insurance proceeds. In the event
Landlord shall fail to substantially complete reconstruction of the Premises within said two hundred seventy (270) day period,
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(c) In the event of any casualty at the Premises during the last one (1) year of the Lease Term, Landlord and Tenant each
shall have the option to terminate this Lease on written notice to the other of exercise thereof within sixty (60) days after such
occurrence.
(d) In the event of reconstruction of the Premises, Tenant shall continue the operation of its business in the Premises during
any such period to the extent reasonably practicable from the standpoint of prudent business management, and the obligation of
Tenant to pay annual rental and any other sums due under this Lease shall remain in full force and effect during the period of
reconstruction. The annual rental and other sums due under this Lease shall be abated proportionately with the degree to which
Tenant’s use of the Premises is impaired, commencing from the date of destruction and continuing during the period of such
reconstruction. Tenant shall not be entitled to any compensation or damages from Landlord for loss of use of the whole or any part of
the Premises, Tenant’s personal property, or any inconvenience or annoyance occasioned by such damage, reconstruction or
replacement.
(e) In the event of the termination of this Lease under any of the provisions of this paragraph 14, both Landlord and Tenant
shall be released from any liability or obligation under this Lease arising after the date of termination, except as otherwise provided for
in this Lease.
GOVERNMENTAL ORDERS
15. Tenant, at its own expense, agrees to comply with: (a) any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, rule, requirement, order, court
decision or procedural requirement of any governmental or quasi-governmental authority having jurisdiction over the Premises, (b) the
rules and regulations of any applicable governmental insurance authority or any similar body, relative to the Premises and Tenant’s
activities therein; (c) provisions of or rules enacted pursuant to any private use restrictions, as the same may be amended from time to
time and (d) the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C.S. §12101, et seq.) and the regulations and accessibility guidelines enacted
pursuant thereto, as the same may be amended from time to time. Landlord and Tenant agree, however, that if in order to comply with
such requirements the cost to Tenant shall exceed a sum equal to one (1) year’s rent, then Tenant may terminate this Lease by giving
written notice of termination to Landlord in accordance with the terms of this Lease, which termination shall become effective sixty
(60) days after receipt of such notice and which notice shall eliminate the necessity of compliance with such requirements, unless,
within thirty (30) days of receiving such notice, Landlord agrees in writing to be responsible for such compliance, at its own expense,
and commences compliance activity, in which case Tenant’s notice given hereunder shall not terminate this Lease.
CONDEMNATION
16. (a) If the entire Premises shall be appropriated or taken under the power of eminent domain by any governmental or quasigovernmental authority or under threat of and in lieu of condemnation (hereinafter, “taken” or “taking”), this Lease shall terminate as
of the date of such taking, and Landlord and Tenant shall have no further liability or obligation arising under this Lease after such
date, except as otherwise provided for in this Lease.
(b) If more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the floor area of any building of the Premises is taken, or if by reason of any
taking, regardless of the amount so taken, the remainder of the Premises is not one undivided space or is rendered unusable for the
Permitted Use, either Landlord or Tenant shall have the right to terminate this Lease as of the date Tenant is required to vacate the
portion of the Premises taken, upon giving notice of such election within thirty (30) days after receipt by Tenant from Landlord of
written notice that said Premises have been or will be so taken. In the event of such termination, both Landlord and Tenant shall be
released from any liability or obligation under this Lease arising after the date of termination, except as otherwise provided for in this
Lease.
(c) Landlord and Tenant, immediately after learning of any taking, shall give notice thereof to each other.
(d) If this Lease is not terminated on account of a taking as provided herein above, then Tenant shall continue to occupy that
portion of the Premises not taken and the parties shall proceed as follows: (i) at Landlord’s cost and expense and as soon as
reasonably possible, Landlord shall restore (or shall cause to be restored) the Premises remaining to a complete unit of like quality and
character as existed prior to such appropriation or taking, and (ii) the annual rent provided for in paragraph 3 and other sums due under
the Lease shall be reduced on an equitable basis, taking into account the relative values of the portion taken as compared to the portion
remaining. Tenant waives any statutory rights of termination that may arise because of any partial taking of the Premises.
(e) Landlord shall be entitled to the entire condemnation award for any taking of the Premises or any part thereof. Tenant’s
right to receive any amounts separately awarded to Tenant directly from the condemning authority for the taking of its merchandise,
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provisions of this paragraph 16, provided Tenant’s award does not reduce or affect Landlord’s award and provided further, Tenant
shall have no claim for the loss of its leasehold estate.
ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLETTING
17. Tenant shall not assign this Lease or any interest hereunder or sublet the Premises or any part thereof, or permit the use of the
Premises by any party other than the Tenant, without Landlord’s prior written consent, which consent shall not be unreasonably
withheld, conditioned or delayed. Consent to any assignment or sublease shall not impair this provision and all later assignments or
subleases shall be made likewise only on the prior written consent of Landlord. No sublease or assignment by Tenant shall relieve
Tenant of any liability hereunder.
EVENTS OF DEFAULT
18. The happening of any one or more of the following events (hereinafter any one of which may be referred to as an “Event of
Default”) during the term of this Lease, or any renewal or extension thereof, shall constitute a breach of this Lease on the part of the
Tenant: (a) Tenant fails to pay when due the rental as provided for herein; (b) Tenant abandons or vacates the Premises; (c) Tenant
fails to comply with or abide by and perform any non-monetary obligation imposed upon Tenant under this Lease within thirty (30)
days after written notice of such breach; (d) Tenant is adjudicated bankrupt; (e) A permanent receiver is appointed for Tenant’s
property and such receiver is not removed within sixty (60) days after written notice from Landlord to Tenant to obtain such removal;
(f) Tenant, either voluntarily or involuntarily, takes advantage of any debt or relief proceedings under any present or future law,
whereby the rent or any part thereof is, or is proposed to be, reduced or payment thereof deferred and such proceeding is not dismissed
within sixty (60) days of the filing thereof; (g) Tenant makes an assignment for benefit of creditors; or (h) Tenant’s effects are levied
upon or attached under process against Tenant, which is not satisfied or dissolved within thirty (30) days after written notice from
Landlord to Tenant to obtain satisfaction thereof.
REMEDIES UPON DEFAULT
19. Upon the occurrence of Event of Default, Landlord may pursue any one or more of the following remedies separately or
concurrently, without prejudice to any other remedy herein provided or provided by law: (a) Landlord may terminate this Lease by
giving written notice to Tenant and upon such termination shall be entitled to recover from Tenant damages as may be permitted under
applicable law; or (b) Landlord may terminate this Lease by giving written notice to Tenant and, upon such termination, shall be
entitled to recover from the Tenant damages in an amount equal to all rental which is due and all rental which would otherwise have
become due throughout the remaining term of this Lease, or any renewal or extension thereof (as if this Lease had not been
terminated); or (c) Landlord, as Tenant’s agent, without terminating this Lease, may enter upon and rent the Premises, in whole or in
part, at the best price obtainable by reasonable effort, without advertisement and by private negotiations and for any term Landlord
deems proper, with Tenant being liable to Landlord for the deficiency, if any, between Tenant’s rent hereunder and the price obtained
by Landlord on reletting, provided however, that Landlord shall not be considered to be under any duty by reason of this provision to
take any action to mitigate damages by reason of Tenant’s default and expressly shall have no duty to mitigate Tenant’s damages. No
termination of this Lease prior to the normal ending thereof, by lapse of time or otherwise, shall affect Landlord’s right to collect rent
for the period prior to termination thereof.
EXTERIOR SIGNS
20. Tenant shall place no signs upon the outside walls, doors or roof of the Premises, except with the express written consent of the
Landlord in Landlord’s sole discretion. Any consent given by Landlord shall expressly not be a representation of or warranty of any
legal entitlement to signage at the Premises. Any and all signs placed on the Premises by Tenant shall be maintained in compliance
with governmental rules and regulations governing such signs and Tenant shall be responsible to Landlord for any damage caused by
installation, use or maintenance of said signs, and all damage incident to removal thereof.
LANDLORD’S ENTRY OF PREMISES
21. Landlord may advertise the Premises “For Rent” or “For Sale” _______________ days before the termination of this Lease.
Landlord may enter the Premises upon prior notice at reasonable hours to exhibit same to prospective purchasers or tenants, to make
repairs required of Landlord under the terms hereof, for reasonable business purposes and otherwise as may be agreed by Landlord
and Tenant. Landlord may enter the Premises at any time without prior notice, in the event of an emergency or to make emergency
repairs to the Premises. Upon request of Landlord, Tenant shall provide Landlord with a functioning key to the Premises and shall
replace such key if the locks to the Premises are changed.
QUIET ENJOYMENT
22. So long as Tenant observes and performs the covenants and agreements contained herein, it shall at all times during the Lease
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HOLDING OVER
23. If Tenant remains in possession of the Premises after expiration of the term hereof, Tenant shall be a tenant at sufferance and there
shall be no renewal of this Lease by operation of law. In such event, commencing on the date following the date of expiration of the
term, the monthly rental payable under Paragraph 3 above shall for each month, or fraction thereof during which Tenant so remains in
possession of the Premises, be twice the monthly rental otherwise payable under Paragraph 3 above.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS
24. (a) Tenant covenants that with respect to any Hazardous Materials (as defined below) it will comply with any and all
federal, state or local laws, ordinances, rules, decrees, orders, regulations or court decisions relating to hazardous substances,
hazardous materials, hazardous waste, toxic substances, environmental conditions on, under or about the Premises or soil and ground
water conditions, including, but not limited to, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980,
the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, any other legal requirement concerning
hazardous or toxic substances, and any amendments to the foregoing (collectively, all such matters being “Hazardous Materials
Requirements”). Tenant shall remove all Hazardous Materials from the Premises, either after their use by Tenant or upon the
expiration or earlier termination of this Lease, in compliance with all Hazardous Materials Requirements.
(b) Tenant shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary permits in connection with its use, storage and disposal of
Hazardous Materials, and shall develop and maintain, and where necessary file with the appropriate authorities, all reports, receipts,
manifest, filings, lists and invoices covering those Hazardous Materials and Tenant shall provide Landlord with copies of all such
items upon request. Tenant shall provide within five (5) days after receipt thereof, copies of all notices, orders, claims or other
correspondence from any federal, state or local government or agency alleging any violation of any Hazardous Materials
Requirements by Tenant, or related in any manner to Hazardous Materials. In addition, Tenant shall provide Landlord with copies of
all responses to such correspondence at the time of the response.

(c) Tenant hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Landlord, its successors and assigns from and against any and all losses,
liabilities, damages, injuries, penalties, fines, costs, expenses and claims of any and every kind whatsoever (including attorney’s fees
and costs) paid, incurred or suffered by, or asserted against Landlord as a result of any claim, demand or judicial or administrative
action by any person or entity (including governmental or private entities) for, with respect to, or as a direct or indirect result of, the
presence on or under or the escape, seepage, leakage, spillage, discharge, emission or release from the Premises of any Hazardous
Materials caused by Tenant or Tenant’s employees, agents, invitees or contractors. This indemnity shall also apply to any release of
Hazardous Materials caused by a fire or other casualty to the premises if such Hazardous Materials were stored on the Premises by
Tenant, its agents, employees, invitees or successors in interest.
(d) For purposes of this Lease, “Hazardous Materials” means any chemical, compound, material, substance or other matter
that: (i) is defined as a hazardous substance, hazardous material or waste, or toxic substance pursuant to any Hazardous Materials
Requirements, (ii) is regulated, controlled or governed by any Hazardous Materials Requirements, (iii) is petroleum or a petroleum
product, or (iv) is asbestos, formaldehyde, a radioactive material, drug, bacteria, virus, or other injurious or potentially injurious
material (by itself or in combination with other materials).
(e) The warranties and indemnities contained in this paragraph 24 shall survive the termination of this Lease.
SUBORDINATION; ATTORNMENT; ESTOPPEL
25. (a) This Lease and all of Tenant’s rights hereunder are and shall be subject and subordinate to all currently existing and
future mortgages affecting the Premises. Within ten (10) days after the receipt of a written request from Landlord or any Landlord
mortgagee, Tenant shall confirm such subordination by executing and delivering Landlord and Landlord’s mortgagee a recordable
subordination agreement and such other documents as may be reasonably requested, in form and content satisfactory to Landlord and
Landlord’s mortgagee. Provided, however, as a condition to Tenant’s obligation to execute and deliver any such subordination
agreement, the applicable mortgagee must agree that mortgagee shall not unilaterally, materially alter this Lease and this Lease shall
not be divested by foreclosure or other default proceedings thereunder so long as Tenant shall not be in default under the terms of this
Lease beyond any applicable cure period set forth herein. Tenant acknowledges that any Landlord mortgagee has the right to
subordinate at any time its interest in this Lease and the leasehold estate to that of Tenant, without Tenant’s consent.
(b) If Landlord sells, transfers, or conveys its interest in the Premises or this Lease, or if the same is foreclosed judicially or
nonjudicially, or otherwise acquired, by a Landlord mortgagee, upon the request of Landlord or Landlord’s successor, Tenant shall
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or Landlord’s successor, execute an attornment agreement confirming the same, in form and substance acceptable to Landlord or
Landlord’s successor and Landlord shall thereupon be released and discharged from all its covenants and obligations under this Lease,
except those obligations that have accrued prior to such sale, transfer or conveyance; and Tenant agrees to look solely to the successor
in interest of Landlord for the performance of those covenants accruing after such sale, transfer or conveyance. Such agreement shall
provide, among other things, that said successor shall not be bound by (a) any prepayment of more than one (1) month’s rental (except
the Security Deposit) or (b) any material amendment of this Lease made after the later of the Lease Commencement Date or the date
that such successor’s lien or interest first arose, unless said successor shall have consented to such amendment.
(c) Within ten (10) days after request from Landlord, Tenant shall execute and deliver to Landlord an estoppel certificate (to
be prepared by Landlord and delivered to Tenant) with appropriate facts then in existence concerning the status of this Lease and
Tenant’s occupancy, and with any exceptions thereto noted in writing by Tenant. Tenant’s failure to execute and deliver the Estoppel
Certificate within said ten (10) day period shall be deemed to make conclusive and binding upon Tenant in favor of Landlord and any
potential mortgagee or transferee the statements contained in such estoppel certificate without exception.
ABANDONMENT
26. Tenant shall not abandon the Premises at any time during the Lease term. If Tenant shall abandon the Premises or be dispossessed
by process of law, any personal property belonging to Tenant and left on the Premises, at the option of Landlord, shall be deemed
abandoned, and available to Landlord to use or sell to offset any rent due or any expenses incurred by removing same and restoring the
Premises.
NOTICES
27. All notices required or permitted under this Lease shall be in writing and shall be personally delivered or sent by U.S. certified
mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid. Notices to Tenant shall be delivered or sent to the address shown at the beginning of
this Lease, except that upon Tenant taking possession of the Premises, then the Premises shall be Tenant’s address for such purposes.
Notices to Landlord shall be delivered or sent to the address shown at the beginning of this Lease and notices to Agent, if any, shall be
delivered or sent to the address set forth in Paragraph 3 hereof. All notices shall be effective upon delivery. Any party may change its
notice address upon written notice to the other parties, given as provided herein.
GENERAL TERMS
28. (a) “Landlord” as used in this Lease shall include the undersigned, its heirs, representatives, assigns and successors in title to
the Premises. “Agent” as used in this Lease shall mean the party designated as same in Paragraph 3, its heirs, representatives, assigns
and successors. “Tenant” shall include the undersigned and its heirs, representatives, assigns and successors, and if this Lease shall be
validly assigned or sublet, shall include also Tenant’s assignees or sublessees as to the Premises covered by such assignment or
sublease. “Landlord”, “Tenant”, and “Agent” include male and female, singular and plural, corporation, partnership or individual, as
may fit the particular parties.
(b) No failure of Landlord to exercise any power given Landlord hereunder or to insist upon strict compliance by Tenant of
its obligations hereunder and no custom or practice of the parties at variance with the terms hereof shall constitute a waiver of
Landlord’s right to demand exact compliance with the terms hereof. All rights, powers and privileges conferred hereunder upon
parties hereto shall be cumulative and not restrictive of those given by law.
(c) Time is of the essence in this Lease.
(d) This Lease constitutes the sole and entire agreement among the parties hereto and no modification of this Lease shall be
binding unless in writing and signed by all parties hereto.
(e) Each signatory to this Lease represents and warrants that he or she has full authority to sign this Lease and such
instruments as may be necessary to effectuate any transaction contemplated by this Lease on behalf of the party for whom he or she
signs and that his or her signature binds such party.
(f) Upon request by either Landlord or Tenant, the parties hereto shall execute a short form lease (memorandum of lease) in
recordable form, setting forth such provisions hereof (other than the amount of annual rental and other sums due) as either party may
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SPECIAL STIPULATIONS
 If this box is checked, additional terms of this Lease are set forth on Exhibit B attached hereto and incorporated herein by
reference. (Note: Under North Carolina law, real estate agents are not permitted to draft lease provisions.)
THIS DOCUMENT IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT. EXECUTION OF THIS DOCUMENT HAS LEGAL CONSEQUENCES THAT
COULD BE ENFORCEABLE IN A COURT OF LAW. THE NORTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® MAKES
NO REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING THE LEGAL SUFFICIENCY, LEGAL EFFECT OR TAX CONSEQUENCES OF THIS
DOCUMENT OR THE TRANSACTION TO WHICH IT RELATES AND RECOMMENDS THAT YOU CONSULT YOUR
ATTORNEY.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have hereunto caused this Lease to be duly executed.