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I have a commercial lease (restaurant) - my lease ending date is March 2020 it is a 5 year lease - the owner sold the building, the new owners want me to sign a one year lease because they are tearing the building down next year- they are telling me that if I do not sign the lease they will have me removed from the premises. is there anything I can do about my lease this is my lively hood and I don't know what to do they sent me a certified letter stating if I don't sign with in 10 days of the letter the will file with the court to have me removed

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

Georgia

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Not as of yet

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Are you in breach of the lease?

Does the lease have any provision for early termination?

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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Thank you for the additional information.

The new owner takes title subject to your tenancy and can not terminate it early without you being in breach or without a lease provision allowing for early termination.

That means that the lease remains enforceable with the new owner, who steps into the shoes of the prior landlord as their successor in interest.

Of course, you can negotiate a modification with the landlord. They would need to buy out your interest to terminate early.

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