Legal Question in Consumer Law in Philippines

We rented our store to a friend but she decided to transfer to another location without finishing our contract of two years, and now she's demanding to get her advance payemnts back, I am oblige to return it?

Asked on 6/13/13, 8:08 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

VOLTAIRE T. DUANO VOLTAIRE T. DUANO LAW OFFICE

It will depend on your lease contract. If there is a provision which says that in case of pre-termination the advance payments or deposit shall be forfeited. Then you can forfeit it.In its absence you are obliged to return the advance payment.

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Answered on 6/14/13, 12:03 am
VOLTAIRE T. DUANO VOLTAIRE T. DUANO LAW OFFICE

Yes, if no agreement on the forfeiture in case of pre-termination.

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Answered on 6/14/13, 5:36 pm


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