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What case law expresses the possible illegality of the

Hello,What case law expresses the possible illegality of the following, if at all?I am a co-tenant on a commercial lease with one other individual. The individual and myself operate separate/similar businesses (a gym) within the same property...(long story short, this is a business partnership gone bad)1. The leased property has open floor space that I have been using over the past year to operate my business, we had been sharing the use of the space. The co-tenant then installed a large batting cage in the middle of the floor space, thereby obstructing my business activities. While I am aware that we both are 100% entitled to use the property, I thought it was illegal to obstruct the other party, is this accurate?2. The co-tenant has sub-leased one of the vacant offices within the property without my authorization and has been keeping all of the sub-lease payments. What would my civil claim be in small claims court if any?Thank you for your time.

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I am the only name on a commercial lease

I'm the only name on a commercial lease...my partner has locked me out and has not paid lease or water through leasing agent. What can I do?The property is in the state of Texas. I have 49% of the LLC. I have not signed any paperwork but the lease and it does not renew till January 2017.

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I have a bad commercial lease that i entered and it has been

I have a bad commercial lease that i entered and it has been a nightmare for the last 2.5 years. I am not making money with my current business and want to change to a different business or get out of the contract without penalty. I want to know what options I have to do so.

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A paragraph in the lease says that "all tenants at a retail

A paragraph in the lease says that "all tenants at a retail plaza (in CA) have the right to use the Common Areas" (parking lot being one of them).Landlord has standard tow away signs on the parking lot saying the that "all unauthorized vehicles will be towed away".One tenant decorated his van to advertise his business, and parks his van on the parking space next to the street non-stop. During the day he occasionally uses the van for deliveries, but he leaves the car on the parking lot through the night.Other tenants complain that there is not enough parking for them all, so landlord decided to ask the tenant to stop having his van parked on the parking lot all the time.Landlord sent a tenant an email notifying him that, if he does not stop having his van parked on the parking lot 24 hours a day, landlord will:1. post the tow away notice on the van;2. if the van is not removed, landlord will have the van towed away.Tenant responded with a very angry email message claiming that the right to use the common areas give him a right to keep his van parked on the parking lot all the time, and threating to sue if his van is towed away..Can a landlord tow away this van?

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Can a Mall Landlord (In California) incorporate in their

Can a Mall Landlord (In California) incorporate in their lease agreements a clause to force tenants to purchase local advertising?"The landlord's intention is to guarantee foot traffic for the tenants, and reduce default rates.We have been informed that this strategy is utilized in some malls in southern California.

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My commercial lease has expired and Landlord has sent me an

My commercial lease has expired and Landlord has sent me an eviction notice to leave the premises. I will lose my very profitable business due to this eviction. Is there any thing I can do to stop it?

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I have a store in a mall. 12 days ago the owner told me he

I have a store in a mall. 12 days ago the owner told me he was moving a much larger store and needed my space and I should move. He ask me when I could be out. I said 1 to 2 months. Since then he has ask via text that I move asap. The owner bought this mall out of bankruptcy and for 10 years has not given me a new lease. I'm 1 month behind on rent and can pay it today via mail. I'm told he plans to be here Monday and I assume he will want me out asap. It took 4 months to build this store and I will loose my leasehold improvements. This is a pet store and many live animals are involved. He has failed to keep up the property , only a couple of a/c units in the halls work, the parking lot is a disaster no maintenance or upkeep. Can he lock me out, I have looked for a place to move and nothing is available. I have been a tenant for 30 years and will move, but i need time, at least another month. How can I prepare for this meeting Monday. Can he throw me out with out written notice? Help me develop a strategy.

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I am actually a student doing a case study on Landlord and

Hello, I am actually a student doing a case study on Landlord and Tenant commercial law. In the case study, the tenant signed a 5-year lease contract, has paid the deposit and had purchased new equipment for a franchise food business that they stored in the commercial unit. The franchise went bankrupted and the landlord performed a lockout. The landlord refuses to let tenant in unless tenant agrees to perform the lease (rent the building) or pay $80,000 in damages. Tenant is still interested in renting the space but will need to renegotiate the monthly rent and the number of years. Does the landlord have the right to lockout and demand of pre-payment?

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I am a person in Miami Florida renting a unit from a

I am a person in Miami Florida renting a unit from a property owner for the purpose of vacation rentals. I have been paying rent for two units owned by the landlord for 6 months. We got into a payment dispute where I believe the landlord owes me money and he believes I owe him money.He changed the locks on the door to one unit on multiple occasions.today, I caught the landlord'so employee changing the locks again. I called the police who were pretty unhelpful. They seemed completely oblivious to landlord tenant law. I explained the landlord has to put 3 day notice if he believes that I owe him rent.They called the landlord'so property manager who explained to the police that I voluntarily vacated the unit. Mind you I still have all of my property onot the inside.The police determined that since I am renting the unit for vacation renting purposes and not an actual resident of the unit that I am technically not a tenant. If the landlord does not want me renting the unit anymore then I am not allowed to be there. I explained that I've been paying them rent for 6 months and I never explained to them I was leaving. They determine that they have no proof or at least that I'm supposed to be there and they let the employee change the locks.Since they seem to be unaware of landlord tenant law, but they did make a good point of that I'm not a resident but I'm just paying them rent for the purpose of re-renting.I am compelled to find out from an attorney if they are right or do I fall under the category of a tenant .

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