Check Availability of Documents Needed to Prove “Substantial Completion” of Construction

May 31, 2011
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Before you agree in the lease that either you or the owner will supply certain documents—such as a certificate of occupancy (C/O)—to prove that construction is “substantially complete,” check into whether those documents are available in your area. If you discover too late that those documents aren't available, you and the owner could waste time and money battling in court over whether construction is substantially complete.

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