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Where do I stand being a small buisness owner, as the

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where do I stand being a small buisness owner, as the landlord does not enforce core trading hours and as a result of shops closing at 2pm it has affected my buisness as the passing trade dont come past after 2pm due to this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is***** am a US licensed attorney and I will be happy to answer your question.
I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Please note, I cannot comment on your specific situation, as this services is only limited to general information and for any legal advice / legal service you should contact your local attorney.

Does your lease specify / state the business hours during which other businesses in your shopping plaza would stay open for business?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we all have core trading hours in our lease.
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your follow up.

Does the lease state as to what the penalty would be if the core trading hours are not followed?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It only states they you can be given 14days to leave, however I dont know if the real estate have an obligation to all tenants.
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your follow up.

Did you address this issue with the landlord / property manager in writing?

If you did, what is their response?

Why aren't other businesses keep business hours they have agreed to in their leases?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have sent many txts to the landlord. the buisnesses in Question are a takeaway/restaraunt and the other is a coffee shop. they just want to close early as they get here early.
Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your follow up.

Unfortunately, generally, it would be up to the landlord / property manager to enforce any terms that are contained in other businesses leases, however, since the lease is between the business and the landlord, a neighboring business would not have any legal recourse / standing (since the neighboring business is not a party to the lease) to enforce any terms of the neighboring businesses leases' and would only be able to enforce the terms of your own lease.

I am very sorry to provide you with this bad news, but please understand that I do have professional obligation to provide customers with correct answers, even when answer is not favorable to the customer.

I wish you the best of luck and God bless you!

Expert:  Alex J. Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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