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Hi there seems to be two issues here. One is the lease itself. Is it a written lease? Has the term ended? Are there terms that says either party can terminate earlier then the lease end? And the other issue is whether the landlord promised you something to induce you to sign the lease, other what is in the lease. We can discuss.
Okay. I thought you said that they want you to terminate the lease but you want to stay. So, you want to leave because you cannot start the business of the lack of the license and they want to charge you for it?
Yes. I understand. Did the landlord tell you that you would be able to get it and therefore you signed the lease? What do you think is the landlord's fault?
Well. Possibly. When someone enters a contract each side has to be honest about the facts. So, if you believe that that landlord knew there was a problem but got you to sign the lease anyway, then that could be a claim for fraudulent inducement. Or if the landlord lead you to believe it would not be a a problem, then the could be a claim of fraudulent inducement. On the other side of it, if a tenant breaks the lease, in most situations the landlord would have a duty to re-let the space to lessen any damages. Generally, when someone breaks a lease, they lose the security deposit and that's it. Possibly there is room for negotiation. Let me know if you want to discuss this more.