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I negotiated a commercial lease two years ago. 5yr + 5yr option. It was to be a simple uniform commercial lease. Agreed and had simple lease drafted, not signed till his atty review. meanwhile I was told all is ok and for me to start full build out and improvements like floors, walls electric plumbing painting etc. $60k. leasehold improvements. Two months of asking for the signed lease and I get an all new from scratch lease that basically takes away all standard rights held in a commercial le\se, cant sell business or assign lease to a like operation

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

N.c.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Ive been operating and paying lease money for 2.5years expecting to sell business now and recover improvements outlay. The owner is about to sell the property and I have been told we are month to month. I cant sell business without a lease.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago

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