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Minimizing Financial Fallout: Alternative Remedies in California Leases

July 8, 2024 Steven E. Otto Commercial Leasing

When drafting a lease, a landlord may include language that creates alternative remedies for a tenant breach and abandonment of the premises in order to help minimize the financial fallout to the landlord.

California Civil Code Section 1951.2 defines the remedies available to a landlord in the event of a tenant’s breach and abandonment of the premises, but some landlords may want remedies beyond those described in 1951.2. California Civil Code Section 1951.4 is available if the lease clearly includes that remedy.

Our partner Steven Otto recently wrote about both laws. The complete articles can be read in The Daily Journal here and The Daily Transcript here (both subscriber only).