Monroe, NC asked in Business Law and Contracts for North Carolina

Q: Does the risk of coronavirus make a commercial premises “damaged” and “untenentable”?

I am a tenant and owner of a counseling service, no longer holding in-person sessions at my rented office space due to the threat of coronavirus. Since the space continues to be unfit for the business purpose for which I entered the commercial lease contract, can I claim the space is “damaged” and “untenentable” and be released from my obligations to the landlord?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: This looks like an issue that a North Carolina landlord-tenant attorney would know the most about. Your post remains open for four weeks. Although there are no guarantees that every question is picked up, you might have better chances of a reply under the Landlord-Tenant category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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