When Neither Party Will Fix the Roof
3 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2011
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
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