Can a landlord collect rent on a commercial property without having a certificate of occupancy?

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E.M., Member, California Bar | FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney Answered 1 year ago

Under the laws of all states in this country if a commercial building has not been issued a certificate of occupancy from the permit and resources department where the parcel is located, the landlord legally cannot rent out the unit and collect rent from his or her tenants.

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