Our Oregon commercial landlord misrepresented the conditions of unit at signing time. This caused us financial losses. Please help.

UPDATED: May 25, 2009

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Our Oregon commercial landlord misrepresented the conditions of unit at signing time. This caused us financial losses. Please help.

At the time of signing the landlord misrepresented the conditions of the building. As a result we have suffered several losses, including but not limited to, loss of employee efficiency and loss of income. This is an ongoing problem. Please help.

Asked on May 25, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Oregon


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

This is probably a very complicated situation, and a lot more information will be needed before anyone can give you sound advice.  You should talk to an attorney about this, and one place to find the lawyer you need is our website, http://attorneypages.com

It sounds like you may be facing an uphill battle here.  The typical commercial lease has statements in it, that you have looked at the property for yourself and accepted as it is, with no promises or representations from the landlord other than what is stated in the lease itself.

However, there is usually a way to get a remedy for fraud, which is a knowing lie about something important, or deliberate concealment of something that you couldn't have known about until after you moved your operation in.

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