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Discussion in 'Commercial Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by DrOnion, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. DrOnion

    DrOnion Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello. I recently had to evict a tenant from a piece of commercial real estate for non payment of rent. After recovering my building I found a filthy building with a few thousand dollars worth of damage. Specifically, numerous unauthorized holes cut in the walls where they installed exhaust fans.
    The business had been sold to one of the long term employees less than a year before the eviction. Most of the damage was done when the business was owned by the person who originally signed the lease. My question is: Is the new owner responsible for damage done to the building before she bought the business? The lease specifically stated no unauthorized changes to the property. She claims she is not responsible for damages done before she bought the company. Thanks.
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    You didn't know about that? Why not?

    I don't know. I haven't read your lease.

    But you let that unauthorized change slide for a year.

    That's probably not true but you will have to hire a lawyer to review your lease.
     
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    DrOnion Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Then you waived the "no unauthorized changes" provision. By not addressing the change at the time you tacitly approved it.

    What does your lease say about "successors and assigns"?
     
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