Landlord-tenant relations -- How to deal with a commercial landlord and what to do if you end up in a dispute


Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Smart Business Northern California.

Commercial landlords are generally attentive, sophisticated people that are in the business to rent space. They have a reputation at stake and want to keep their tenants happy. However, because accidents happen or people make bad decisions either intentionally or negligently, you, as a commercial tenant, always have to be aware of potential issues.

“If you can’t make amends and resolve things informally, which you should always attempt first, then you have legal rights that you should not be afraid to exercise,” says Todd Wenzel, a partner at Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley PC.

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