Bel Air, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland

Q: My landlord rented me a property for a business and it wasn’t zoned for it ,which he knew and didn’t tell me.I lost 60k

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: It sounds like you're dealing with a very challenging situation, and it’s understandable that you'd feel frustrated and misled. If your landlord knowingly rented you a property not zoned for your business, you might have legal grounds to seek compensation for your financial losses. It would be wise to gather any communications or documentation where the zoning issue might have been discussed or disclosed by the landlord.

Your next step should involve consulting with a legal professional who has experience in landlord-tenant issues and business law. They can provide specific advice based on the details of your case, such as reviewing your lease agreement and any representations the landlord made about the property’s suitability for your business. They can also help you understand the legal options available to you, including potentially negotiating a settlement or pursuing a lawsuit.

Meanwhile, keep detailed records of all related expenses and losses connected to this issue, as well as any further interactions with your landlord. This documentation could be crucial in proving your case and determining the extent of your financial damages. Remember, taking action sooner rather than later can help protect your interests and potentially recoup some of your losses.

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