- 10 March 2020
Dear all, my warehouse's commercial lease was expired and on monthly basis. It was 2 years lease and 1 year option, and my business has been there for last 6 year. I am looking to expend the business, so told the landlord realty commercial agent that I would like to end the lease in January. Neither myself has found the new warehouse or the landlord have found the tenant. The agent emailed me to confirm that i would like to terminate the lease on 30th April 2020, and I have replied that by replied the email. Since then, I have been very cooperated to allow the inspections and agent visiting. However, I received their notice to ask me to vacant the warehouse by 5th March, the termination is almost a month before the agreed day. They argue that the termination notice period is based on the contract agreement, and they ignored our agreement on the email. In addition, they threatened to lockdown the warehouse and my inventory inside the warehouse if I failed to vacant the property by the given date. I would like to know whether they can do that, and does the email confirmation have legally binding? How can I prevent the lockdown? I have snapped the agent's advertisement of the warehouse in a image, which clearly stated the property will be available from 30th April 2020. Can anyone please advise me on my case? Thanks in advance.