Notice of Commercial Lease Termination

Lougas v. Sophia Enterprises, Inc., 4D12-2355 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013):

The Appellant contested the court’s final judgment in favor of the Landlord. The Appellant asserted that the Landlord terminated the Lease and any legal obligations by sending a notice of termination.

The Appellant had entered into a five-year commercial lease with the Landlord. The Lease provided that in the event the Appellant assigned his rights under the Lease, the Appellant would still be responsible for any unpaid rents by his assignee. Additionally, the Landlord could unilaterally terminate the Lease in the event of a sale of the leasehold property after providing sixty days written notice to the tenant.