Author Archives: Matthew R. Chait

Accelerated rent and traps for the unwary landlord

Acceleration clauses do not usually cause too much controversy in litigation, but there is room for missteps by the landlord. CONTINUE READING...

Property Owners Gaining New Tools To Fight ADA Lawsuits

Help may be on the way for property owners sued for alleged violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. CONTINUE READING...

Is a lease always just a lease?

After the owner of a Florida shopping center found itself getting billed for property taxes on land it does not own, an appellate court had to figure out whether a lease is just a lease. CONTINUE READING...

Your property was hit with an ADA lawsuit – now what?

What do you do when you’re sued for having a property alleged to be out of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act? CONTINUE READING...

Don’t lock out your tenant, even if the lease says so

A Florida landlord recently learned that “self-help” is not allowed for evicting a tenant, even if the parties’ lease says it is. CONTINUE READING...

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