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landlord trying to seize equipment

Discussion in 'Commercial Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by surfCNC, Dec 4, 2008.

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  1. surfCNC

    surfCNC Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am a commercial renter with no lease. I am behind on rent. landlord has threatened to seize my equipment and change the locks. The landlord claims the equipment became his property when I installed it. It is a CNC router table that is bolted to the floor. Is this true?
     
  2. dee_dub

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    No, it's not true. Leasehold improvements may revert to the landlord on the termination of the lease, but a router is unlikely to be considered a leasehold improvement. It's equipment. Bolting it to the floor is done to improve its use as a router, not to improve the space.

    Your landlord MAY have a right to distrain (that is, take possession of and sell) your possessions to satisfy the unpaid rent.
     
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    surfCNC Law Topic Starter New Member

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    The landlord has to go through a legal process to do this, right? Because there is no lease, how is the landlord going to prove the terms?

    -Nick
     

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