My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
Thank you for this forum. I just found it and registered today. I wish I would have found this a long time ago! Anyway, I think some of the experts in this area of law may find my situation an interesting one. I am in a situation now where I am in dire need for your input, as the lessor in my current location is trying to say that I owe them money.
My question has to do with a lease agreement that has expired, and several months were allowed to go by before any new lease agreement is agreed upon (which we are in the process of trying to do today). In my case, 4 months have gone by since my last (6 month) lease had expired, and the lessor has allowed me to continue to have my business there... Now the lessor wants to negotiate a new lease under different terms, but they're also saying I owe them money for those past 4 months. The problem is, there was a unique clause in the 6 month agreement we had, which they seem to want to ignore... almost like they are not reverting back to our previous lease agreement for this 4 month span (of having no formal lease agreement) and they're trying to put in place some generic idea of a lease. If the past 4 months had no formal lease in place, doesn't it revert back to the previous lease agreement, and all of it's verbage that was agreed upon previously? If this isnít the case, why wouldn't it revert back to the previous lease agreement? And what would be the guidline to follow as to what is owed?
There's actually a great deal more to this situation, but I'm trying to make this post as short as possible. It is an interesting situation because of the unique arrangement which was made between my business and the lessor... I can try and explain at least some of the arrangement here, in case you want to know more of this unique arrangement... if you think that would be required, just let me know and I can post some of the details of the arrangement here.