Stephanie Friese quoted in "With rents past due, commercial tenants look to avoid eviction"
“Some tenants may argue the coronavirus shutdown is an ‘act of God’ that lets them skip paying rent,” explains Friese. “But landlords in Georgia tend to have the upper hand in legal disputes and would prevail in that situation. If the lease is well-drafted, then there are very few defenses available to a tenant for the non-payment of rent,” says Friese.
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