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Hi my name is ***** ***** situation is as follow - there is a current tenant( ex-partner) in a commercial building, we are going through a legal battle due to a contract I signed. I asked him to leave the building but he is requesting to get reimbursed for "tenants improvements" and i'll like to know legally what falls under "tenant's improvements" Thank you so much for you time. Looking forward to a response.
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He is not legally entitled to tenant improvements unless the lease agreement says that he is entitled to those improvement costs. Tenant improvements can include any work the tenant did to the building such as bathrooms or building walls or installing lighting or other fixtures.
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