Commercial Tenants Have Little Statutory Protection

Question: We are tenants in a Peoria office building. During a week of 120-degree heat last July, the air conditioning system for the entire office building “crashed,” and our landlord said that it would be at least two weeks to get the necessary parts to fix the air conditioning system. Because we were in the…

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What if You’re Unlawfully Locked Out of the Office?

Question: We lease office space in a Peoria office building for our insurance business. Under our lease we have five business days to pay our monthly lease payment. After five calendar days (including a weekend), but only three business days, the property manager “locked us out” of our office space because she has always wanted to…

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Commercial Tenant Locked Out When Current on Rent

Commercial Tenant “Locked Out” When Current on Rent  Question: My sister has owned a dress shop in a major Phoenix shopping center for twelve years. Last year she was $50,000 delinquent in her rent, primarily because of an increase in the annual common area maintenance (“CAM”) charges due to a large increase in real property…

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