Real Estate Lease Agreement
Can I break a commercial lease if landlord stops providing heat?
I have been renting a commercial space for more than ten years. There have been consistent issues with heating and AC, as well as a leaking roof. For two weeks now there has been a major issue with the heater—it is not working. I have filed two maintenance requests, the first of which said the issue was handled. I just found out today (14 March) after reaching out a lot that the heater needs parts that are back ordered and won’t be available until 7 April. This is the last straw for me. I am wondering what the chances are of getting a letter about breaking the lease and being given time to find a new space. Any advice is helpful, and if this is possible I would love to get a quote.
1 Attorney answer
It depends on the terms of the lease. The apartment is not habitable at the moment, so you should at least get a rent abatement. You should have a Colorado attorney review the lease.