Owner Proved Tenant Damaged Space
Facts: A tenant and an owner signed a lease for space that would be used by the tenant as a fitness center. At the time it moved in, the tenant made substantial improvements to the space but didn’t tell the owner that it had done so. Shortly before the lease was to expire, the tenant and owner talked about renewing the lease. The lease expired before they had made a decision about future rent, but the owner allowed the tenant to stay in the space at the same monthly rent on a month-to-month basis for several months.