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I rented a commercial building for opening a daycare center.

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I rented a commercial building for opening a daycare center. My contract was for one year. I have been paying rent for seven months, but have not been able to stard the business. For seven months the roof has been leaking for The Land Loard has promised to replace the roofbut has not done, but it continue to leak.   The walls are beginning to mildew from the dampness.   My least with option to buy is for one year. What should I do? I have spent money setting it up for a daycare. He hd to know that the roof was leaking when he rented it to me, but said nothing.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  ctlawyer replied 8 years ago.
What do you want to do - stay or go? If you have invested in the property to make it useful for a day care, then you should try to force the landlord to make good on the roof reapirs. What does the lease say about responsibility for the structure of the building or roof in particular? How did he promise to fix, verbal or written? On the other had, if you want to get out of the lease, you will have to first review the lease terms, and then most likely notify him in writing that the premises condition in unaccetpable due to the lease and that unless it is fixed by (set a date) then you are terminating the lease due to his breach. if you follow the second option I would strongly encourage you to have an attorney review the lease first and send that letter for you to make sure you are not the one breaching the lease.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
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Expert:  ctlawyer replied 8 years ago.
It looks like you maybe you tried to paste something in, but it did not work?