At my shopping mall in England and nearby malls, many shopfronts have been closed for at least one year, but don't advertise "FOR LEASE". Normally, these shopfronts advertise "FOR LEASE" like this picture.
Many of the gossipy proprietors in these malls prattle that these shopfronts lack "FOR LEASE" because the Landlords brought lawsuits against these former Tenants — because these Tenants can't pay the lease because of COVID, and some just abandoned their lease, skedaddled, and flew the coop. These babblers schmooze that the Landlord can't lease out any premise that's being litigated. 1. Are these windbags correct?
Presume that a Premise was leased out, but it has absolutely good, clean, tenantable condition. And the Landlord is itching to lease it out to a new Tenant. 2. What other legal reasons would forbid the Landlord from leasing it out?