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Landlord lied about square feet rental space, what can I d

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Landlord lied about square feet rental space, what can I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  socrateaser replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
You can demand a percentage reduction in the rent consistent with the percentage difference in square feet, and if the landlord refuses, you can sue for misrepresentation, and either get an order forcing the landlord to reduce the rent, or pay the difference in damages, or you can terminate the lease, and get damages for the cost of relocating to a more suitable property.
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