Florida Commerical Leases /Rental Agreements -In a recent post, we discussed 'Go Dark ' clauses and how they can affect commercial tenants and landlords. We explained that these clauses allow a tenant to cease operations without losing commercial space. As beneficial as this might be for tenants, it can cause headaches for commercial landlords who know that closed businesses can be bad for nearby businesses.
REAL ESTATE DISPUTE? [Edited May 1, 2017]
Up until the End of 2014, legitimate tenants were protected by Federal law if their landlord was in foreclosure and the house was sold at the foreclosure sale (often without the tenant's knowledge). This law was called the "Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009." Unfortunately, it expired December 31, 2014. Recognizing that this situation remains a problem for hard working Florida citizens who rent a house or condo from owners in foreclosure, the Florida Legislature passed a law, effective June 1, 2015, which provides similar protections to tenants. The statute is short and to the point, you can read it at: