California Attorney and Real Estate Broker Chris Adishian answers the question, “Should I require copies of leases or tenant estoppel certificates when buying a commercial building?” at the South Bay Association of Realtors’ event, “Commercial Attorney Panel-Hot Legal Issues for Commercial Real Estate” on March 5, 2014.


Question: Should I require copies of leases or tenant estoppel certificates when buying a commercial building?

Answer: “On the buy side, if you know that you’re buying in a rent control area, this is a good time to use the transaction stage or transaction leverage to put

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the burden on the seller to deliver you a clean building that’s, you know, all leases should be delivered prior to escrow, or it’s contingency of escrow, or tenant estoppel certificates should be delivered. And those should all be conditions to close and those should be representations of the Landlord that you can sue him on, frankly, if he breaches.”

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