Lease Clearly Shows that Landlord Owns Tenant Improvements
What Happened: Erection of a reception desk and bar fixture containing sinks for mixing hair color were among the improvements made at the landlord’s expense before a hair salon tenant moved in and opened shop. The reception desk and color bar were also among the assets the tenant attempted to sell upon vacating the premises seven years later. But the landlord insisted that it owned the fixtures, and the asset sale eventually fell through. So the tenant removed the reception desk and color bar, and the landlord had to rebuild them for the next tenant.