Tenant Loses

Tenant Loses

Jury Award Stands After Breach of Contract

March 1, 2008    

Facts: A tenant ran several entertainment businesses on the owner's premises. The businesses were unable to make a profit, and the tenant informed the owner that it couldn't pay the rent and removed all of its property from the premises. The owner sued the tenant for unpaid rent,...

New Tenant Sues Holdover Tenant for Interference with Lease Rights

March 1, 2008    

Facts: Nine months before its lease was set to expire, a New York City tenant, Lunney's Pub, Inc., became aware that the owner had found a new tenant to move in after Lunney's Pub's lease expired. Lunney's remained on the property in an attempt to secure a renewal lease...

Owner Not Required to Accept Lump Sum When Tenant Defaults

January 1, 2008    

Facts: Tenants, a marketing firm and its representatives, entered into a lease granting them use of almost 3,000 square feet of commercial space. The tenants subsequently sold the business and stopped paying rent on the property. The owner notified the tenants that their nonpayment had...

Tenant Without Lease Can't Sue Owner for Violating Warranty

January 1, 2008    

Facts: The tenant, while renting space in the owner's building without a lease, experienced property damage from a fire. The tenant then sued the owner, claiming that the owner violated his promise, or warranty, of providing a space suitable for business, by failing to safely maintain...

Tenant Not Entitled to Space After Subtenant Default

July 31, 2007    

Facts: The owner leased a building to a tenant that later sublet the building to a third party for the purposes of running a restaurant. Several years later, a fire damaged the building. The subtenant had the following legal options: 1) fix the damage and recover the cost from the owner;...