Note: Areas italicized and in bold are areas written directly from the lease agreement.
Lease signed on December 8th, 2012 but it is dated at the top on the 1st page December 31st, 2012. He lists the term as: The lease term will begin January 1, 2013 and will terminate on December 31st, 2015.
Possession: Tenant shall be entitled to possession on the first day of March 2012, and shall yield possession to Landlord on the last day of the term of this lease, unless otherwise agreed by both parties in writing. At the expiration of the term, tenant shall have the option of renewing the lease for an additional 3 years.
(I just also noticed that the date of 2012 should have been 2013, does that have any bearing on enforceability?)
He changed us in excess of $30,000.00 in tenant improvements and now wants us to pay for the additional permit he was told to pay by the City because he got caught trying to get away with tenant improvements as a result of the accident that took place 4 years ago and he applied for the permit so he could put the building back to where it was.
The remodel was just completed by his contractor on July 25th, 2013. But remember that he failed to advise us about the lack of a current "Certificate of Occupancy" on the building since it was empty for so long.
We live in Arizona, not Washington. We had to come up here and get an apartment and we have spent $1,000's waiting for him to get done and now he wants us to pay rent for months he was working on the building.
Note: He is a General Contractor also. We trusted him and took his word for face value. The landlord said that he received the final inspection tag of completion on July 24th, 2013 at which time they also issued the Certificate of Occupancy".
I think he is going to tell us that unless we agree to pay him everything he wants, that he is not going to give us keys and who knows what else?
I really need to hear what you have to say about this. You know what you are talking about. I have used you several times. Good or bad I just want to hear what your feeling is on this matter. Thanks
Let me know if you need anything else.