To Accept Late Rent, or Not to Accept Late Rent, That Is the Question . . .

Buckingham Attorney Matthew R. Duncan offers this sage advice to Ohio landlords deciding whether or not they can accept late rent payments from a tenant: One question that often arises in the course of a landlord evicting a tenant for
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Estoppel Certificates: Be Careful What You Sign

If you are a landlord or tenant, or you represent landlords or tenants, then you are probably familiar with estoppel certificates. While estoppel certificates are commonplace in commercial leasing and often treated as simple “form” documents, they can have significant
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Beware of These Lease Renewal Traps

A typical written lease agreement has a lease term that is specified as a number of months or years, or that extends from a certain commencement date to a certain termination date.  It is not uncommon, though, for a tenant
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I Have A Judgment Against My Tenant For Unpaid Rent – Now What?

Attorney Matthew Duncan presents the following article on collecting judgments against defaulting tenants:  When rental property owners file a lawsuit to evict a tenant (called a forcible entry and detainer action), the complaint typically contains a second cause of action for
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Attorney David Lindner Quoted in Plain Dealer Rental Article

Attorney David Lindner of Buckingham Cleveland was quoted in a recent Plain Dealer article discussing issues that tenants should be aware of when signing a lease.

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Guarantor of Commercial Lease May Be Liable for Attorneys’ Fees

Buckingham Attorney Clay Keller analyzes the following recent Ohio case in which a guarantor was held liable for the landlord’s attorneys’ fees: The use of a guarantee for a commercial lease is sometimes employed when a landlord seeks additional recourse
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