Q: Does Civil Code Section 1708.7, Right to terminate lease due to Domestic violence, apply to commercial leases as well?
A tenant claiming civil code 1708.7 sent a notification requesting to terminate the current lease due to domestic violence. However, this is a commercial lease and not a residential one. And the tenant still has an unpaid balance pending. Is the tenant able to break the lease and not have to pay the remaining balance owed?
A: You would want an attorney to review your commercial lease documents and the letter the tenant sent you. I would suggest to start with searching for a real estate lawyer who specializes in forming and reviewing commercial lease agreements. I hope this helps.
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