Damage to front door of a leased business premises
We rent 3000 square feet (one of nine units in a building) for office and auto repair. The glass front door was smashed during a robbery. I understand damage to our office space is our responsibility but our insurance company refused to pay for the front door. It was very expensive to replace and I am told it is usually the responsibility of the landlord and they would certainly have insurance for the front door. Who is responsible for the front door in this case Landlord or Tenant?
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Re: Damage to front door of a leased business premises
You would have to look toward the language in the lease. However, if the lease has no mention of responsibility, in a commercial setting the tenant would normally be responsible.