2009 California Civil Code - Section 1997.010-1997.050 :: Article 1. General Provisions

CIVIL CODE
SECTION 1997.010-1997.050

1997.010.  This chapter applies to a restriction on use of leased
property by a tenant under a lease of real property for other than
residential purposes.

1997.020.  As used in this chapter:
   (a) "Landlord" includes a tenant who is a sublandlord under a
sublease.
   (b) "Lease" means a lease or sublease of real property for other
than residential purposes, and includes modifications and other
agreements affecting a lease.
   (c) "Restriction on use" means a provision in a lease that
restricts the use of leased property by a tenant, whether by limiting
use to a specified purpose, mandating use for a specified purpose,
prohibiting use for a specified purpose, limiting or prohibiting a
change in use, or otherwise.
   (d) "Tenant" includes a subtenant or assignee.

1997.030.  Nothing in this chapter authorizes a restriction on use
that is otherwise prohibited by law.

1997.040.  (a) For the purpose of subdivision (a) of Section 1951.2
(damages on termination for breach), the amount of rental loss that
could be or could have been reasonably avoided is computed by taking
into account any reasonable use of the leased property. However, if
the lease contains a restriction on use that is enforceable under
this chapter, the computation shall take into account the restricted
use of the property except to the extent the tenant proves that under
all the circumstances enforcement of the restriction would be
unreasonable. The circumstances include, but are not limited to,
those involving both the leased property and any building or complex
in which it is located.
   (b) The remedy described in Section 1951.4 (continuation of lease
after breach and abandonment) is available notwithstanding the
presence in the lease of a restriction on use of the leased property.
The restriction on use applies under Section 1951.4 if it is
enforceable under this chapter except to the extent the tenant proves
that under all the circumstances enforcement of the restriction
would be unreasonable. The circumstances include, but are not limited
to, those involving both the leased property and any building or
complex in which it is located.

1997.050.  Except as provided in Section 1997.270, this chapter
applies to a lease executed before, on, or after January 1, 1992.


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