When Neither Party Will Fix the Roof

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Roger Bernhardt

Golden Gate University - School of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2006


This article discusses the conflict that arises in commercial property where neither tenant nor landlord has a duty to repair: the landlord may not evict and the tenant may not quit. The tenant may ultimately be held responsible for the repair under the duty to avoid waste.

Keywords: Commercial tenant, Tenant covenant, duty to repair, duty to maintain, caveat emptor

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Bernhardt, Roger, When Neither Party Will Fix the Roof (November 1, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1789839 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1789839

Roger Bernhardt (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University - School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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