Owner/landlord of a large commercial facility obtains judgment against a former tenant for property damage and lost rent
Gentry Locke for the Plaintiff
Gentry Locke successfully tried a three-day bench trial in Roanoke City Circuit Court. Our client, the owner/landlord of a large commercial facility, obtained judgment against a former tenant for property damage and lost rent . The former tenant was found to have breached its obligations under a commercial lease . The former tenant failed to perform required maintenance and repair obligations over the term of its ten year occupancy of the facility. Following the end of the lease term, the landlord was forced pay for the necessary repairs. The Court awarded our client damages representing material costs ($60,143.87), labor costs ($83,352.33) and lost rent ($120,000). In a second stage of the case, the Court awarded our client its attorneys’ fees and court costs . The commercial lease contained a fee-shifting clause allowing the prevailing landlord to recover its fees and costs from the former tenant.
Final judgment entered.