Definition of Estoppel Certificate
An “Estoppel Certificate” is a document provided to a tenant, usually by a lessor/landlord, lender or buyer, which the tenant fills out, signs, and returns. The document asks various questions about the lease arrangement between the lessor/landlord and the tenant, such as the date of the lease, the current payments, whether the lease has been amended, and whether the lessor/landlord is in default of any term in the lease. By signing the document, the tenant is certifying that all of the information on the form is true and correct.
DISCLOSURE: Some of the definitions of leasing terms in this glossary have been tailored to reflect the common practice in the leasing of smaller-sized commercial properties in Northern California. These definitions are not intended to be the legal definitions that would typically be used in a legal proceeding.