I signed as a tenant on commercial lease. The attached rider does not say specify that it overrides the lease. The lease contradicts the rider in several instances. ie. paying heat and making gen'l repairs. (( On 2 occasions the LL did repairs without asking me to pay. )) Which is right? Is this by statute or by gen'l acceptance in the courts. Both the rider and lease benefit the LL.
Dear Bronx Tenant:
Generally, a rider over-writes the fixed term of a form lease. Since you state the terms contradict and there is no clear hierarchy you should see a lawyer. If the main lease is an original and not generic form of lease, that does pose concern as to the terms that bind your tenancy obligations.
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