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Jan 12, 2018

Constructive Eviction

Many commercial tenants that fail to pay rent because the premises are not “up to snuff” operate under the mistaken impression that they can continue to operate the business and defend their failure to pay rent by simply alleging that the landlord deprived them of the use of the premises. As the lady in the commercial says, “that’s not how any of this works!”

The essence of such a defense by a tenant relates to the condition of the premises, or its habitability.» Read More

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