Trade Fixtures Removed by Tenant

H. Allen Homes, Inc. and Henry Allen Holmes v. Jim Molter, Inc., 4D13-217 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013):

This appeal arose from a landlord-tenant dispute involving commercial real estate. The tenant removed its trade fixtures when it vacated the leased premises after the parties’ lease contract expired. For this reason, the landlord retained the security deposit. The tenant filed a breach of contract claim against the landlord of the commercial real estate for the alleged improper retention of the security deposit. The landlord filed claims for breach of contract, conversion, and civil theft against the tenant and the tenant’s president for the alleged improper removal of the trade fixtures.