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I am a commercial landlord and have a tenant who is halfway

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Hi
I am a commercial landlord and have a tenant who is halfway through a five year lease.
A developer wants to buy the land the unit sits on for housing asap, the lease is outside the Landlord & Tenant Act.
My question is: can I end the lease early?
Regards
Steve
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help youDoes the lease allow for you to end it early please?Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Alex
No it doesn't.
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Ok - its bad news then I am afraid. Unless your agreement allows you to end it then you can't. All you can do is hope the tenant breaches the agreement and you can gain entry. If you ended it early you could be sued for breach of contract and liable for any losses of the tenant, which could include higher rent, costs of moving, loss of business etc.I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?Alex
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Alex
Just have to hope the developer can wait that long.
Regards
Steve
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Sorry its not better news Steve.Good luckAlex