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Leased an incomplete commercial building and landlord is not finishing

In the lease agreement we stipulated that rent would be 50% off until the building received full services and then the full rent payment would be due. Ouch. I bet the lease agreement also says ...
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Why can't any tenant in a subdivided New York CIty apartment get a better one for free?

Lease agreements are written to prevent the workarounds you propose. A condemned unit or virtually any other breach by the landlord results in cancellation of the lease. So the tenant can complain, ...
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landlord refusing to fix incorrect electric wiring

There is a specific legal process you need to take when asking a landlord to make needed repairs, and/or repairs they refuse to make, even for month-to-month leases. Check out https://...
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landlord refusing to fix incorrect electric wiring

If it’s true that you have separate bills, then I believe you must also have a separate electrical meter and panel. By code, I believe this panel must be in your dwelling unit. It should not be in a ...
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landlord refusing to fix incorrect electric wiring

If you have signed a contract it could be quite hard to terminate your agreement unless a specific clause has been broken. As devil's advocate to that you could always claim the contract wasn't ...
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