Supreme Court confirms direct liability of former tenant

Real Estate & Construction

Dr. Martin Foerster, ILO Newsletter vom 26. Februar 2016

Tenants sometimes refuse to vacate a leased premise after the expiry of their contract in the hopes of extending their lease or getting the landlord to pay them off (instead of undertaking a cumbersome eviction process), or for other reasons. The Supreme Court recently demonstrated that such tactics are not without risk, as tenants may face direct damage claims by successors.


Dr. Martin Foerster

LL.M. (LONDON) Partner