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there is nothing in writing. it was all a verbal agreement, my only witnesses are the previous tenant from whom i bought the business and one of his employees who was present when we were discussing
i have paid rent for two months. the landlord now refuses to accept rent for the third month and is trying to suggest that he thought the rentals for those two months were coming from the old tenant
In my area the commercial leasing sector is very strong. its almost impossible to get a commercial property to rent. if i loose on this one it might take me forever to get another place
thank you for responding fast today. yes he gave a quote on the renovations that were to be effected on the property. his quote was $50000 but i believe i will have to spend more. i agreed to do the renovations though i have not yet started because he later stopped me.. i believe such renovations cannot be justified by a month's lease and i belived he wanted to give me a very long lease. he then gave me a draft lease during the second month that had a 1 year renewable lease but i never signed it since i did not agree on the rentals he was now requesting.
unfortunately i never presented him with the counter proposal
cant i be said to be having an oral lease. with my two witnesses is it going to be difficult to prove it. would it make any difference if i send to him my counter proposal now
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