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What does it mean?
A constructive eviction clause can appear in either a residential or commercial lease. It means that the landlord may be in control of a situation on the property that may make it unfit for the tenant to remain on the property (example: the home does not have electricity, the office has a pest control issue).
This week I met with a property owner (landlord) that told me that their tenant just left the property and broke the lease because the electricity was not working well at the rental home. The tenant now wants their deposit refunded.
Question: does the landlord have a right to keep the deposit or do they have to return it?
The answer depends on the constructive eviction clause found in the lease and the circumstances surrounding how the tenants left the property. This topic is way too long to write about on a post but the important thing to remember if you want to avoid costly litigation is to consider doing the following:
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