Since the pandemic struck, conversations return to the same topic: will working remotely mean commercial tenants will need less space coming out of COVID-19. The quarantine period has educated employers about their employees’ ability to work from home. Many employees are able to perform their jobs equally well from home as their workplace. Employers realize they may not need as much leased space if 20% or more of their personnel work remotely, and have begun to consider reducing the square footage they rent: “I have 4,000 square feet, but I only need 3,000;” “I want to reduce my 30,000 square feet to 25,000 or 20,000 square feet;” etc. That prompts follow up questions: “Do I have the right to reduce my space in my lease? What are my options?”

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