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Does a commercial lease in the name of an individual cease

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Does a commercial lease in the name of an individual cease at the death of the individual?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 3 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know what the lease says about what happens on death please?
JACUSTOMER-xplhpb08- : Hello
JACUSTOMER-xplhpb08- : hello, the lease is in the name of the individual and is silent as to what happens at death.
Alex Watts :

Thank you. Generally the lease ends.

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This is because you can not have a contract with a dead person.

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If there is a breach, the Landlord can't sue the dead person for breach of contract.

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Therefore the contract usually ends.

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