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If a property is misrepresented, you may be able to break the lease

On Behalf of | Jul 15, 2020 | Business Litigation |

As a business owner, you never expected to lease a property that wouldn’t be what you expected. You were trying to find the perfect place to create your main office, but what you ended up with was a nightmare.

Though you did everything you could to make sure your property had the right amenities and was in good shape, things started falling apart. You discovered that the portion of the property you leased wasn’t as perfect as you thought. In fact, there were offices you weren’t shown that were leased to other people, so they’re now very close to your space and your business. You had been under the impression that you were renting the building, but you only ended up with one-half of the floor.

What can you do? You feel that you were told something totally different than what you received, and it wasn’t until you started moving in that the error was made obvious.

If you have a lease dispute because you were misled about your space, then it’s important to consider speaking with the landlord and to your attorney. You’ll want to go over the contract that you have and make sure that you fully understand what you signed. If it was your mistake and the situation won’t work for you, you may need to negotiate a way out and break the lease. If the landlord misrepresented what they said the property would be like and you signed unknowingly, then you may still be able to pursue a case so that you can resolve the issue and move forward with opening your company’s office.

Misrepresenting office space can be a big deal for a business owner. If you feel you were taken advantage of, it’s time to look into your legal options.