• Tenant Required to Prove that It Terminated Lease

    … a termination option in the lease. Importantly, the lease contained standard language that notices “shall be in writing and shall be sent by” specified means and “shall be effective when received, or if delivery is refused, upon first refusal.” The tenant sent a package in the fashion required, and the landlord received that package before…

    Gordon Orloff/ Massachusetts Land Use Monitor- 12 readers -
  • Five Tips for California Residential Tenants

    … Five Tips for California Residential Tenants Due to the terrific feedback and popularity of my post on tips for Minnesota tenants, I’ve decided to write a post for California renters since I also practice real estate law there. Although landlord/tenant law tends to be pretty similar, it’s rarely identical due to not only how the laws…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 8 readers -
  • Five Tips for Minnesota Residential Tenants

    … and conciliation court judges may try to avoid enforcing them without significant evidence of an oral agreement. If there’s an important term, such as a low rent payment, build-out authorization, etc., it’s better to get it in writing right away so there are fewer chances for disputes later. Give your landlord a forwarding address when the lease ends to get…

    Stephen Hoffman/ Hoffman Law Office, P.C.- 12 readers -