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If i sign a lease on a commercial property, can i be liable

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If i sign a lease on a commercial property, can i be liable for any rates not payed before the commencement of my lease term, by the previous tenants?

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Alex Watts :

No. This is because the contract is between YOU and the LANDLORD for a period from say 1st March.

Alex Watts :

Therefore you can ONLY be liable for sums FROM 1st March

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Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?


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