Due to Governor DeSantis ordering that non-essential businesses in Florida be closed during the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, small business owners have been forced to shut their doors. The resulting loss of income has left many unable to pay their commercial rent. Some ruthless landlords are moving forward with evicting these small businesses.
However, being forced to close may enable one to legally fight back against their landlord, as they can no longer perform under their lease contract. This “frustration of purpose” or “impossibility of performance” may enable a tenant to be released from an obligation to perform under a contract; i.e. the tenant business can’t sell their goods, or provide their services, so they can’t pay rent.
Mackey Law Group has already been on the cutting edge of defending our local small businesses and we’ve been achieving favorable results for those who think their back is against the wall. Call us today so we can fight for you and win.
By: B. Kyle Stalnaker, Esq.