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November 2018 Archives

Be careful with exclusive use clauses for your tenants

If you own a multi-unit commercial building, whether it's a plaza full of spaces or a building full of offices, beware of the exclusive use clause. Most of your tenants, if they have any experience with commercial leases, will want them. However, agreeing to broad terms could turn your rental property into a nightmare.

Florida residents illegally evicted after hurricane

Rental landlords should know that there's a right way and a wrong way to evict a tenant. The wrong way is posting a 72-hour notice on someone's door after a hurricane, having their electrical power cut off and telling them that you want them out so that repairs can be made after a hurricane blew through the area.

Walmart allegedly in violation of Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to prohibit discrimination against the disabled in a number of areas, including commerce. Many small businesses regularly run into difficulty with ADA compliance and find lawsuits over compliance both common and cumbersome.