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Feb 22, 2011

How an Owner Can Spoil a Potentially Good Damage Claim

Guest Blogger: Andrew Linden

As we discussed in our prior entry, How a Commercial Landlord Can Avoid Spoiling a Potentially Good Damage Claim, a landlord/owner has a duty to preserve evidence of alleged damages to its premises in order to avoid a claim of spoliation. » Read More

Feb 07, 2011

What Is a Notice to Quit?

Commercial landlords are occasionally confronted with a situation where one of their tenants is not abiding by the lease. Some commercial landlords feel that they can simply lock the tenant out of its space as result of any breach under the lease. » Read More

Jun 22, 2010

The Distress of Distraint

In the previous blog entry, I highlighted the need for commercial landlords to specify in their leases the manner in which the tenant’s personal property is dealt with upon termination of the lease, either by its terms or by way of court action (summary dispossess).  » Read More

Jun 10, 2010

Storage, Storage, Storage of Stuff, Stuff, Stuff

George Carlin famously remarked how a house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it.  The same can be said for commercial rental units – they are simply places for businesses to keep their stuff.  What happens to a business’s “stuff” after it leaves, or is evicted from, the premises can become a bone of contention and, dare I say it, lead to lawsuits.  » Read More

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