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Hours of Operation (In a Lease)
In a lease, tenants who operate a business are required to state their hours of operation, and they are required to maintain these hours of operation throughout the lease. Landlords require the hours of operation to be included in the lease for several reasons. One reason is that the landlord has to be assured that the tenant's business operations will not interfere with other tenant's operations. For example, if the tenant operates a liquor store that sees increased traffic in the evening hours, landlords need to take proper precautions to make sure that neighboring businesses are not impacted by the late-night rush of customers. Tenants can revise the hours of operation within the lease if a need arises. For example, if a tenant shortens their hours of operation during the winter months, they can revise the lease to reflect the shift in seasonal hours.