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License or Lease? The Contractual Limits of the Sharing Economy

By on December 29, 2016 in Commercial, Contracts, Real Estate

Office cubiclesIn an article posted on Commercial Property Executive’s website,¬†Elizabeth Levin of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips explores the implications of contracts and lease agreements pertaining to co-working and short term rental arrangements.

The central tenet of such agreements has not been tested in courts, Levin explains.

“Though the proprietors of co-working spaces and the owners of short-term rental properties have tried to make clear that these are not traditional landlord-tenant arrangements, that premise has not been truly tested, and the question of how a court would treat such an arrangement looms large over those drafting the contracts that govern these arrangements,” she writes.

Read the article.


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