264. Suspension of rent clauses.

Because the tenant, in principle, remains liable for the rent even though the premises have become unusable1, a commercial lease will normally contain a provision dealing with the suspension of rent in the event of damage or destruction. Such clauses commonly provide that only the rent is suspended, in which case other payments due to the landlord under the lease, such as service charge payments and contributions to the insurance premiums, will continue to be payable