Descriptive Lease Terms Don't Restrict Use of Space
Q: I signed a lease for space in a shopping center to operate a floral shop. Originally, I planned to use it for retail sales, but a storefront in a center that’s better for my business became available shortly after I agreed to the lease. I let the owner know that I would use the space for storage and for my employees to assemble our products, and sell the inventory at the second location. The owner says that I’m breaching the lease by changing the use from sales to a workshop and storage facility.