Asked in Business Formation and Business Law for South Carolina

Q: "Short term" notice on not renewing lease by the landlord

I own a restaurant business in this place since 2006. My current lease is ending on December 31, 2017. I reached out to the landlord for a new extension in June, and he agreed. But there is an unresolved issue on the new extension agreement cause the delay on making this extension effective. I kept waiting for an answer from the landlord until now. And all I got is he decided not to make extension anymore, not even extra couple more months, and asked us to move out by the end of the year. I thought two months notice is short for a business rental. I need some legal advise. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Taylor Silver
Taylor Silver
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: Seek out a local attorney to review your current lease and advise you of your options. Your lease terms will generally control in extension disputes provided it complies with statutes and common law requirements.

A consultation of this nature should not take all that long or be prohibitively expensive, especially when compared to the cost of moving a restaurant.

**This answer is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. This answer is not intended to formulate an attorney-client relationship. It is always recommended that anyone with a legal question seek out the advice of a local / experienced attorney.

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