COMMERCIAL TENANCIES - Lease - Term - Renewal - Tenant’s obligations

Law360 Canada (December 21, 2022, 6:15 AM EST) -- Claim by Bottoms against the Witzkes for expenses she incurred to allow her to use the Property for her business and for losses she incurred for not being able to continue her business. Bottoms operated her business producing and selling hand-crafted preserves and relishes through a sole proprietorship known as She Devil Delights. She identified property owned by the Witzkes as a possible property from which she could both reside and conduct her business operations. She agreed to lease the Property. The parties entered into a written lease agreement that provided for a month-to-month tenancy. Later, the Witzkes served Bottoms with a notice to end tenancy. Notwithstanding the terms of the written lease agreement, Bottoms argued that she was assured that she could lease the Property for five years or, alternatively, for a long-term. She claimed against the Witzkes. They filed a counterclaim for unpaid rent and for expenses incurred to restore the Property to its original condition and in respect of the termination. They also claimed non-pecuniary damages....
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