I used to rent commercial office space in Macomb. I just received a bill after a 5 year tenancy for things that are clearly wear and tear. (painting, patching walls, etc). I would like to know what my grounds would be for challenging this. I know the laws regarding commercial and residential tenants differ.
Your lease agreement will govern the condition in which you must surrender the premises. Independent of any contract or express agreement, at common law a tenant must treat the premises in such a manner that no substantial injury shall be done them through any negligent or willful misconduct on his part, and must make fair and tenantable repairs. However, a tenant is not liable for mere wear and tear of the premises, nor bound to replace any portion thereof worn out by time.
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