Asked about 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

We had signed a lease for the cell phone accessory stall at the mall for 3 years. Our lease is going to expire at the end of May 2013. We didn't get any renewal notice from the mall. The mall headquarters has decided that our lease cannot be extended. The primary reason given is there are 3 more cell phone accessory stalls in the mall now and they can't have these many cell phone accessory stalls. However, We were the first ones at the mall and after a year there have been 3 more cell phone accessory stalls at the mall. How can we extend the lease and not be kicked out of the mall?

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . You cannot extend your lease without the agreement of your landlord. Before you decide to hold over without a lease, you should read the terms of your lease agreement, rental may be extremely high if you hold over. Fair? Maybe not. Legal? Yes.

  2. Brandy Ann Peeples


    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . Your landlord is under no obligation to renew or extend a lease. Moreover, your landlord doesn't need a reason not to extend the lease.

    DISCLAIMER: Brandy A. Peeples is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland. This answer is being provided... more

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