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    With respect to everyone, I am only looking for answers to this question from those who know for sure, thank you.

    A person or company rents an office premises with a contract and that contract expires. It does not state within that contract what would happen if the contract has expired. No new contract is offered to the renter but they continue to pay rent and stay in the office for several years. The renter then decides to vacate the office.

    Is the landlord within their rights to demand rent until the anniversary of the expiry month in the original contract?

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    With respect to everyone, I am only looking for answers to this question from those who know for sure, thank you.
    Good luck with that
    Mack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    With respect to everyone, I am only looking for answers to this question from those who know for sure, thank you.

    A person or company rents an office premises with a contract and that contract expires. It does not state within that contract what would happen if the contract has expired. No new contract is offered to the renter but they continue to pay rent and stay in the office for several years. The renter then decides to vacate the office.

    Is the landlord within their rights to demand rent until the anniversary of the expiry month in the original contract?
    More than likely, as the original contract has expired, the renter is on a month to month basis.

    They have 60 days to vacate the premise with written notice to Landlord and vice versa.

    The renters can either receive their deposit back 10 days after the Landord receives the keys OR they can literally live out their 2 month deposit (this is supported in the Dominican Law and there is nothing you can do about it as a Landlord).

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    I would say ....for the answer to your question wait for sr. guzman to reply or ask a competent lawyer.....all others will be hearsay

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    Would be very interested in Sr Guzman's comments

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    The only instance in which the landlord may demand rent until the anniversary of the original contract is if the original lease includes an automatic renewal clause.
    Fabio J. Guzman
    Guzman Ariza
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    Sosúa, Santo Domingo, San Francisco de Macorís, Cabrera
    Las Terrenas, Samaná, Bávaro (Punta Cana) and La Romana
    Dominican Republic


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    The opinion above should not be construed to be formal legal advice and was given without reviewing the facts and documents pertinent to the case. The reader should NOT act based upon this opinion without seeking professional counsel.

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    Thank you

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