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How to get someone off my commercial lease? Virginia, oh yes…

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Oh yes me and my ex signed the lease for our bar.. but need to get him off.. he has no stake in the business.. I am the only one that pays the rent.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 9 months ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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I am assuming that he won't voluntarily agree to be removed from the lease?

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How long is the lease?

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Will the landlord work with you on the situation?

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Barrister

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
The lease is 5 years
The person wont voluntarily sign off
The landlord will work with us, he gave us a lease addendum for the person to sign but obviously he wont voluntarily sign it.
Real Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 9 months ago

Ok, then unfortunately you can't force him off if he won't agree to terminate his interest. But if the landlord will work with just you, you could arrange to stop paying rent, let him evict you and the ex, and then you agree to repay him the back rent and he signs a new lease with only you.. Meanwhile you just continue running the business as usual.

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Real Estate Lawyer: Barrister, Lawyer replied 9 months ago

Hello again,

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I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

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Did you have any further questions I can help with?

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Thanks much

Barrister

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