A large sign on our property by an interstate and a lease and the lease is ending so what happens?
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Why renew a lease with someone who does not pay for it? Upon the termination of the lease, the sign should be removed.
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The terms of the lease should govern the removal of the signage. Be sure that this lease does not contain any terms regarding automatic renewal for another 10 years and make sure mother complies with any steps she must take to be sure this lease ends on time. Commercial leases are never "standard" and should always be reviewed by an attorney before signing as mother has learned to her detriment. It may be worth hiring an attorney to review this lease and make sure it ends as your mother wishes it to. As a practical matter, if tenant refuses to take down sign at the end of the lease, paint covers a multitude of sins.
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You should hire an attorney to review the lease and make sure you are taking the correct steps to get out of the lease when it ends. These can be complicated and you should not attempt it yourself. Had your mother hired a lawyer before signing this, you would not be in the problem right now. So why repeat the mistake?
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