Commercial Leasing: Surrender and Termination

Commercial Leasing: Surrender and Termination

In the current recession, commercial landlord’s are just beginning to feel the pressure from tenants seeking rent concession or the outright elimination of their rent obligation. See Wall Street Journal, “Struggling Retailers Press Struggling Landlords on Rent”, January 2009. There…

Real Estate Fixtures

Real Estate Fixtures

The typical fact pattern arises when a tenant during the course of his tenancy adds various items to the leased premises. Do these items belong to the tenant or to the landlord? Can the tenant remove these items when the…

Notice

Notice

Contractual notice is one of those simple concepts that can get very complex in practice, and have draconian consequences. Real estate law, particularly Landlord-Tenant relationships, is loaded with notice requirements. Some examples are notices to renew or extend in a commercial…

Ellis Act

Ellis Act

What the “Ellis” Going on here? Are you a landlord with an apartment in the rental market? Are you looking to do something with your property other than rent it? Are you a tenant who rents an apartment in California?…