Mr. Lombardi authored the article “Know Your Options When a Tenant Defaults,” published by the Los Angeles Daily Journal, which examines the recent California appellate court case Avalon Pacific Santa Ana v. HD Supply Repair and Remodel. The recent case decision requires commercial landlords to comply with precise proof requirements when seeking to enforce maintenance and repair covenants. Mr. Lombardi stresses that when suing to enforce a maintenance and repair covenant or suing for recovery for waste during the lease term, commercial landlords should retain an appraiser to act as an expert witness and assess the damage to the landlord’s reversionary interest. He also explains how landlords can proactively protect themselves from many of the pitfalls caused by the Avalon decision.
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