Author Archives: Matthew R. Chait

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...

A Pricey Drafting Error in a Jewelry Store Lease

A new case about an exculpatory clause in a lease is an example of the importance of good drafting. CONTINUE READING...

Lease guaranty’s demand requirement trips up landlord

Under even the most landlord-favorable standard, can a commercial landlord ever have an absolute right to reject a proposed assignment? CONTINUE READING...

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