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Articles Posted in Residential Leasing

A recent case serves to remind landlords that a residential lease represents a business relationship, and in business parties must be reasonable and operate in good faith. In Siewert v. Casey, the tenant’s residential lease contained a provision that prohibited assignment or sublease without the landlord’s consent. The tenant was planning to move out of the area, and after much communication with the landlord, the tenant was unable to obtain the landlord’s consent to a sublease. The tenant finally terminated the lease prior to the end of the term, and the landlord sued for damages.