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SJC Decision Roils Commercial Lease Landscape

July 29, 2011
The Real Reporter
Peter Friedenberg

Peter Friedenberg discusses the SJC's decision in Bishop v. TES Realty Trust and the impact it will have on commercial landlords. The court ruled that that a landlord who receives written notice from a tenant of an unsafe condition within the demised premises has a statutory duty to correct the condition within a reasonable time. If it does not, any person (not just the tenant) who is injured by that condition can sue the landlord.

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