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The complications that can and do arise in the field of commercial leasing come in all shapes and sizes, and not all can be anticipated. However, with careful planning, and if the stars align, lease terms sometimes cover even an abnormal future event, preserving the agreement that the parties undoubtedly contemplated at signing
The complications that can and do arise in the field of commercial leasing come in all shapes and sizes, and not all can be anticipated. The best-written lease can fall short when an unusual situation arises. However, with careful planning, and if the stars align, lease terms sometimes cover even an abnormal future event, preserving the agreement that the parties undoubtedly contemplated at signing. Such was the case in Wilmington Trust Co. v. AEP Generating Co., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 6426, *; 2017 FED App. 0084P (6th Cir. 4/14/17), in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a lower court ruling to prevent the lessee from passing off unanticipated expenses to the owners.
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By Ann E. Ryan and Adrienne B. Koch
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some tenants were able to negotiate termination agreements with their landlords. But even though a landlord may agree to terminate a lease to regain control of a defaulting tenant’s space without costly and lengthy litigation, typically a defaulting tenant that otherwise has no contractual right to terminate its lease will be in a much weaker bargaining position with respect to the conditions for termination.
By Erik Sherman
Disaster — a seemingly closed economy, crashed supply chains, tight labor availability, and many millions out of work — turned into rising values, some hot sectors, and rising rents and increased stability by 2021. Stepping into 2022 should be a good deal less jarring. And yet, there might be changes and surprises. Here’s what experts see as coming up.
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By Anthony Davies
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