Author Archives: Matthew R. Chait

What Does “Ordinary Wear And Tear” In A Commercial Lease Really Mean?

Florida courts have not provided a brightline rule for “ordinary wear and tear” means in a commercial lease, but they have provided some guidance. CONTINUE READING...

Landlord Liable for Subtenants’ Trademark Infringement

A Florida court considered whether commercial tenant paid its full share of operating expenses. CONTINUE READING...

Landlord Loses Additional Rent Dispute Based on Lease Language

A Florida court considered whether commercial tenant paid its full share of operating expenses. CONTINUE READING...

The continuing lease guaranty that didn’t continue after all

A Florida court considered whether a lease guaranty covered extensions of the lease term not provided for in the original lease. CONTINUE READING...

Court stops foreclosing lender from getting rents collected by property owner

In a recent case, an appellate court recently threw a wrench into how the collecting of rents works during some foreclosures. CONTINUE READING...

1 2 3 5