Salinas, CA asked in Business Law and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: I live in California. Back in March I signed a lease (commercial) and the owner has yet to vacate his stuff.

I’m still expected to pay the lease every mo (and have paid) It has been months, what can i do? This doesn’t include a large amount of rodent droppings and bird droppings left behind!

2 Lawyer Answers
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This is really a LL/Tenant issue. You should find a Commercial Tenant Rights attorney. You have different rights as a commercial tenant than you do as a residential tenant. But you are entitled to have the premises delivered to you on the date of the rental agreement, ready for occupancy. Otherwise you are entitled to a rent abatement or a rebate for the lost value of what you were NOT provided. Find a commercial tenant rights or commercial real estate attorney in your area.

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Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Well, as you might imagine... as a paying commercial tenant, you have the right to fully occupy the premises on the assumption that the lease agreement grants you the defined use of the space. The decision will boil down to what in written in the commercial lease... you will want to schedule a video call with an attorney [or two] of your choice to go over the document and the relevant facts. Shawn Jackson - Business Development Attorney

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