Rent due LL upon commencement of Construction

by Kathy
(Riverside, CA)

Question - a carrier has a signed lease to install an antenna on a commercial building, and has rented office space for the equipment. The lease states rent payments begin upon commencement of construction - except that was 2 years ago and the carrier has not commenced construction at all and the landlord is losing money on the empty space. No zoning or permitting is taking place, nothing is happening. The carrier claims the site is on "hold." If the landlord has not received any rent or consideration, can a landlord cancel the lease? If so, can the carrier be held liable for the loss of 2 years rental income for that location inside the building? If the landlord cannot end the agreement, can they change the terms or force the carrier to begin paying rent?

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Apr 17, 2016
Kathy send us the lease.
by: Stephen

Kathy we need to take a look at the lease. It was a lease, not an option , right?

It's important for landlords to give them some deadlines for this exact reason.

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