Tenant's Inconvenience Didn't Override Owner's Decision to Terminate

Facts: A tenant leased space in a shopping center for its restaurant. The tenant had an option to renew its lease, but had to exercise that option a year before the lease term was to expire. The tenant claimed that it sent a letter to the owner of its space, letting it know that it would renew its lease. The owner claimed that it hadn’t received the letter. It refused to extend the lease. The tenant sued the owner. A trial court ruled in favor of the owner, concluding that the owner wasn’t required to extend the lease. The tenant appealed.

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