Tenant Took Too Long to Send Renewal Notice

What Happened: In 2016, a grocery store tenant tried to renew the 15-year lease it signed in 1999, but the landlord claimed that it was too late because the six-month renewal window had already expired. The issue: When did the lease actually begin? The landlord claimed that it commenced when the tenant opened for business in 2001; the tenant claimed it commenced when the sides re-executed the lease as part of a construction settlement dispute in 2007.

Decision: The Pennsylvania court sided with the landlord.  

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