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i am interested in laws concerning landord disclosure of information concerning fitness of purpose.we leased a building for the purpose of an after hours dance club.the landlord told us that we were zoned for this,but nothing was said pertaining to the fitness of the building as far as code upgrades.who is responsible for the upgrades,the landlord or tenant,according to Florida laws and statutes? the upgrade i am specifically concerned with is the adding of fire-walls.


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You are dealing with real estate laws that pertain to commercial real property and not residential.
You need to review you lease to see what it states. Generally L is required to insure that the leased premises conforms to the applicable codes with respect to the particular of the tenant. Unless there is a clause that states the tenant is responsible for anuy improvements in order to obtain permits and approvals for the particular commercial business. If L warranted that the leases premises was fit for an after hours dance club then L should complete remedial work to comply. This is normally known as fitness for a particular purpose. You as the tenant should have completed due diligence by checking with applicable regulatory agencies first prior to signing a lease. These agencies would include Building AND Zoning departments, Dept of Health, Liquor License people, Fire Marshall, Police Dept, Neighborhood Board etc.
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