Be wary, Landlords: who are your tenants?

As a professional serviced office provider, TEC and other similar operators deal with various kinds of tenants: domestic companies, individuals, and foreign companies. Very often, who signs on the lease contract matters a lot to such “professional landlords“.

Here are some typical situations that shall be given special attention to by those…

Lock your tenants out? Right of defense for delaying performance of contractual obligation

As the external legal counsel for The Executive Center in Shanghai, the leading premium serviced office provider in Asia, a slew of legal questions have been put forward before me. Some of the issues are interesting and worth a post here.

As a serviced office provider, or landlord, the number one headache is delay or refusal by tenants in paying the rent for the…