Question: Hello, I’m the owner of a condominium here in Metro Manila. I have a problem: not all of the units have been occupied by tenants, and those that have been belong to tenants that most of the time, aren’t there. They only stay in when on vacation or when in transit to another location, so activity is low. Is there anything I can do to generate more revenue? Please help! Answer: A popular business model for condominiums is to also operate as luxury hotels on the side. This is called a Condominium Hotel or Condotel for short. While allowing tenants to own...
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You are talking about the Force Majeure clause. In the real estate industry, neither party is liable when incurred damage to a property is due to inevitable and unforeseen circumstances. Extraordinary events and natural disasters - also called ‘Acts of God’ in some cases- are beyond the power and control of either parties, and thus this clause in the contract removes liability for natural and unavoidable catastrophes that interrupt the expected course of events, and restrict the participating parties from fulfilling obligations.
East Asian tenants and residents often bring up this issue. Divination services or readings are often offered by Oriental Geomancers or Chinese Feng Shui consultants. They can get the readings of your living or working space and tell you predictions based on the flow of energy throughout the area. Sometimes they will tell you rearrange or add special objects such as fruit or other round objects that can affect this flow of energy – an energy otherwise known as Qi (chi).