I lease space from hotel in DE, I operate this space as a successful night club. I am a good tenant up to date on all rent and bills payable. We make all efforts to keep a good relationship with our landlord. The building was condemned in November of 2000 due to faulty and sagging truss supports in the roof. This was caused by neglect, lack of maintenance and improper weight load of the hvac system...installed many years and property owners ago. We have been closed for business for almost six months and the owners of the property continue to tell us that repairs will begin any day now. They will cover that cost. My concern is whether I have the right to hope for any recourse against the landlord. My lease does not contain any "hold harmless" clauses. My insurance does not cover my loss of business because I technically suffered no damage. My attorney has placed the landlord on notice that we will be seeking damages, but he claims we can not officially file suit until we reopen and fully asses our losses. This mishap has come close to financially ruining us..and I'm worried my lawyer may not be putting forth a full effort. My questions would be first do we have a legitimate case to seek loss of income, expenses incurred etc etc. And, should I consider hiring a lawyer who will work for a percentage rather than bill hourly. The land lord has released us temporarily from our rent payments until the repairs are completed and we reopen. Any input greatly appreciated...I have a feeling I'm going to take this one on the chin.