If you are a tenant of a commercial property, your landlord may have asked you or will ask you to enter into a contract of subordination, non-interference and attornment or “SNDA”. This is often a requirement in the rental agreement. The very title of the SNDA is terrifying and underlines the complexity of balancing the interests of the parties, which are not gathered by election, but by their mutual relationship with an owner. This article contains a primer for SNDAs. In case you are faced with one, you will know why you want one and where you can seek help. Attornment is most often associated with real estate laws and must recognize the relationship between the parties in a transaction. Z.B. there may be a break if a tenant rents an apartment just to change the landlord during the lease. The attornment agreement does not create new rights for the landlord, unless the tenant signs it. The landlord may use a tenant`s refusal to sign a removal as a reason for eviction. Cancellation occurs when a tenant recognizes a new owner of the property as a new owner. In the event of a change of commercial ownership, an attornment clause in a subordination, non-interference and control contract (SNDA) requires the tenant to recognize a new landlord as owner and continue to pay rent, whether the property changes ownership through a normal sale or foreclosure. The “non-trouble” part of the agreement, also known as the “right to silent enjoyment,” is exactly as stated in its name.
Upon entering an SNDA, the lender agreed that the lender or other buyer would not “interfere” with the tenant in the sale of the property of the tenancy through a forced sale as long as the tenant is not late and that rent continues as if the enforcement had never taken place. Of course, not all landlords will agree to grant each tenant a rental contract without malfunction. A large tenant can rightly insist on obtaining an SNDA and could even attach to the rental agreement his SNDA form requested as an exhibition. Smaller tenants may not have a SNDA at all; they are simply not important enough for the owner to disturb the lender.