Most leases have specific provisions as to how notices to the tenant are to be given. In this case, the tenant, a school sued its landlord for breach of the lease for forcibly entering into the premises without giving the required notice to the tenant. Before entry, the tenant’s attorney wrote the landlord’s attorney requesting that the landlord have no direct contact with the tenant, and the landlord’s attorney then mailed a notice of inspection to the tenant’s attorney, but not the tenant. The Court of Appeal held that the landlord did not breach the lease, based upon its interpretation of the lease and equitable considerations.
Eucasia Schools Worldwide Inc. vs. DW August Company (2013) 218 CA 4th 176.