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What Is Commercial Eviction?

Eviction is the legal process of a tenant and the tenant’s personal property being removed from the building he or she has been renting. Residential tenants live in rented properties, and commercial tenants run businesses or occupy office space in rented properties.

If a property owner has grounds to terminate a lease or a rental agreement with a tenant, the commercial eviction process can be initiated. 

What Is the Cause For Commercial Eviction?

Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (URLTA) is a federal code that regulates protections for residential tenants. However, many of these protections are not available to commercial renters. The commercial eviction process can be much quicker than the residential eviction process, with the commercial renter having fewer options for reconciliation than the residential renter.

Commercial landlord tenant law is comprised of state, local, and regional regulations and codes. Legal cause for commercial eviction is therefore variable. In many states, however, a commercial landlord might evict a commercial renter for the following reasons:

What Is the Process for Commercial Eviction?

While procedures for evicting commercial tenants vary from state to state, many states adhere to similar guidelines for eviction procedures.

Potential Defenses against Commercial Eviction

Defenses for evictions of commercial tenants vary state to state as well. It is best to consult a lawyer who is familiar with landlord tenant law and who is experienced with mounting successful eviction defenses in order to devise the best defense for a particular circumstance. These defenses include:

Do I Need a Lawyer?

Because commercial evictions can happen very quickly, and because commercial tenants have fewer protections afforded to them than residential tenants do, it is important to consult a real estate lawyer if you think you might be at risk for a commercial eviction.

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Last Modified: 02-11-2016 11:33 AM PST

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