Tenant's Oral Request Not Sufficient to Renew Lease

September 26, 2014
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Facts: A restaurant tenant approached the owner of the space it rented to discuss renewing its lease. It orally requested a renewal, but didn’t put the request in writing, as required by the renewal provisions in its lease. Later, when the owner refused to renew the lease, the tenant sued. A trial court ruled in favor of the owner. The tenant appealed.

Decision: A Texas appeals court upheld the decision in favor of the owner.

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