Talkov Law’s President and Founding Attorney Scott Talkov recently spoke with ABC 7 Eyewitness News about the economic hardships that commercial tenants face during the COVID-19 pandemic. ABC 7’s story documents a Polish restaurant owner’s struggle to pay rent amid various Los Angeles COVID-19 restrictions and lack of government financial assistance. ABC 7 reached out to Talkov Law to gain valuable insight from an experienced commercial real estate attorney into the rights and challenges of both landlords and tenants in this situation.
Scott represents commercial landlords and commercial tenants throughout California with similar COVID-19 related lease termination issues. He was quoted in the article saying, “Sometimes it just makes more sense for the landlord to evict the tenant or demand the rent. There may have been a lot of forgiveness in the past but right now that Los Angeles county is largely reopening landlords are getting more interested in collecting full rent in their properties.”