Real estate disputes may lead to nursing home shutdown

| Feb 9, 2018 | Real Estate Disputes |

Beyond the immediately apparent issues regarding nursing home care in Florida, such as whether a particular facility meets state standards and residents and their families are satisfied with care received, there are often business issues occurring behind the scenes. Real estate disputes happen to be a central focus of a problem between a nursing facility in another state and its landlord. The situation has been ongoing for months and several attempts to rectify the problems have proved unsuccessful.

A central focus of the dispute is nearly $40 million per month in rent that the nursing home apparently failed to pay. The renters defaulted and the landlord asked the court to appoint a receiver to take control of the facility. Several months passed while those involved waited for the nursing home to respond.

In the meantime, the landlord agreed to try an alternative solution to the problem. By lowering the rent to just over $23 million per month, the hope was that the nursing home would make good on its rent and all other litigation would be resolved. However, that agreed-upon solution didn’t seem to work because the nursing facility still did not pay its rent.

There are approximately 1,700 workers whose jobs may be at risk if the real estate disputes lead to a facility shutdown. The landlord has renewed its efforts to seek a receiver to take over the nursing home. Such issues are often highly complex and difficult to resolve without experienced assistance; an experienced Florida real estate law attorney can help seek swift and agreeable solutions to real estate problems in this state.

Source: toledoblade.com, “Dispute with landlord puts HCR ManorCare’s future in question“, Jon Chavez, Feb. 3, 2018

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