• Tenant Required to Prove that It Terminated Lease

    … Earlier this week the Appeals Court decided that a tenant has the burden of proving that it properly exercised its option to terminate a written lease. The commercial lease in Patriot Power, LLC v. New Rounder, LLC, provided that it would renew automatically each year unless one of the parties timely notified the other that it wished to exercise…

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

    … to your first month of rent, so a furnished apartment with a waterbed could set you back four-and-a-half months’ worth of rent before you even get the keys. (Fortunately, you’re entitled to a refund for any security deposit amounts not used at the end of the lease term.) Your rent cannot be increased unless the lease allows rent increases. If your…

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

    … with the law as best they can. However, some fall short, and it’s up to the law to help when that happens, so here’s a list of five tips that every Minnesota tenant should know. One-year leases don’t have to be in writing, but it generally helps. Minnesota law doesn’t require a lease of a year or less to be in writing. However, some housing…

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