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I live in Connecticut and my landlord has gone through a foreclosure

I live in Connecticut and my landlord has gone through a foreclosure in January. The building is a small house that is dual zoned and I am a small business. The bank has not taken over the utilities or contacted me. I have been paying the former landlord to keep heat and water on. I have two years left on my lease. Am I or the bank bound to honor the lease? Can the bank evict me?

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Christopher B, Esq.

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, I am trying to negotiate retail space

Hello, I am trying to negotiate for a retail space for business and the landlord has sent me a counter offer via email and stated clearly that should I accept his counter offer that we would have a "deal". Meanwhile, there is another party who would like this space as well and was apparently trying to get it. Landlord's counter offer was sent to me on 2/20 and on 2/21 he sent another email to me saying that if I wanted to get this space, I would have to raise the rent by a significant amount. This came after they had received an offer from this other party obviously trying to engage in a bidding war. My question is this....the landlord has already agreed to leasing the space to me at the rate he counter offered should I accept. Is he obligated to renting the space to me should I accept his counter offer or does he have the right to negate his email of acceptance intention for me and to force me to raise rent and lower tenant improvement dollars (he had agreed to pay much higher too) at this point? He is also setting a deadline of Monday noon for me to decide. I really want this place but I feel this to be so wrong. Please help me to see the legal truth. Can I force him to rent the space to me at his counter offer rate base on his email to me? my phone # ***** ***-***-**** should you need to contact me or my email address is *****@******.***

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What condition and what items do I need to leave behind in

What condition and what items do I need to leave behind in my leased salon space in Minnesota. It was empty when I first leased

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J. Warren

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Portable buildings compared to permanent buildings

Portable buildings compared to permanent buildings

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is this a real estate law question or other attorney specialty? a

is this a real estate law question or other attorney specialty?a GC performed work. an estimate was provided. I do not think a contract was signed.GC during work took garage and components included an expensive garage opener motor.GC claims the items were demo'ed however they were valuable and new. I requested to take cost off full amount or return items or we agree to separate and he keep the items.GC claims they are filing a lien on the house.Questions: what is the max small claims court amount in florida?can a lien be put on a home without a trial or court date?if no contract signed and work not complete can a GC win in court?Should I be filing a police report on the stolen items?Any other items I should be doing?

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My husband and I leased a commercial building for the purpose

My husband and I leased a commercial building for the purpose of building a live performance theatre. The building had been used previously for retail. We planned on changing the use and have been working with an architect to design the space. During the process, it became obvious that the materials and construction methods of the structure of the building are outdated. It turns out that we cannot do any of our tenant improvements or build our theatre because the structure of the building will need to be brought up to code first. We hired a Structural Engineer to inspect the building, who stated in his report that "The building as it exists today is not safe for occupancy or continued use and presents a seismic hazard to the public."According to our lease, the owner of the building is responsible for the "surface and structural aspects of the roof, bearing walls and foundation" of the building. However, the owner is refusing to acknowledge that this work needs to be done and will not move forward with trying to get the building repaired.What is our legal recourse? The building is uninhabitable. Can we get our first month's rent back and our security deposit? And what about all the money we spent on our architectural plans that we can't even use? Is there any way to force her to make the repairs?Thank you!

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Roger

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I recently signed a commercial retail space. When I signed

I recently signed a commercial retail space. When I signed the agreement, I thought landlord will give me partially complete unit. Till now, I realize they only give me an unit without wall, no utility, HVAC, concrete slab, sprinkler system, no bathroom, no ceiling and no light. They are expecting me to do all the above stubs to their property without give me any TI ALLOWANCE. Because I do not expecting those expenses incur to my business plan therefore I do not have enough funds to cover those stubs which cost close $70k-$100K. After review lease with a few GC, according to their experience, the believe this lease agreement is not properly prepare and they advice me to consult with attorney. Please review my message and give further legal status advice. I greatly appreciate for your help. My [email protected]

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I want lease property owned by my trust to my LLC What does

I want lease property owned by my trust to my LLC What does that lease look like

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Thomas McJD

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Florida real estate law question.

Only interested in response from duly licensed, experienced Florida real estate law attorney who can point me to the actual law. Question: I am currently renting a condo for $5k per month. Lease expires 11/15/13. I am looking to rent another unit in the same building. The listing agent was also the listing agent for my current condo and will be listing agent for future landlord. The current landlord is an idiot to summarize it plainly. The new landlord wants to speak with the current landlord. We have always paid rent on time, completed $8k in tenant improvements, the place is greatly improved from when we moved in. The question is does the listing agent need my consent to connect the two landlords to discuss my tenant history?

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