Permit Contingency

15:23 Dec 3, 2018
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English to French translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Law (general) / Restaurant lease in Quebec
English term or phrase: Permit Contingency
Tenant will have the right to terminate the Lease if it is unable to obtain all permits, variances and governmental approvals needed for the lawful construction and operation of its store (including signage and outdoor seating).
Jean-Rémy Émorine
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Summary of answers provided
4Sous réserves d'obtention des permis

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Permit contingency
Sous réserves d'obtention des permis

As a title, say pretty clearly what the clause is about.

Note added at 1 day 23 hrs (2018-12-05 15:20:10 GMT)

the unpredictable event (or non-event) of obtaining all necessary permits/licences from public authorities might well be called "contingency" in this contract, but for all practical purposes it amounts to "une réserve".

no permits => no more lease.

Note added at 2 days 9 mins (2018-12-05 15:33:06 GMT)

"A will happen sous réserves de B happening" means

"if no B will then no A"

or applied to this ST:

"if not all permits are obtained, then no more lease"

IOW this "contingency" (unpredictable unfavourable future event) is a kind of "réserve" = could alter the validity of the contract, or the continuing performance of the contract.

Note added at 2 days 10 mins (2018-12-05 15:34:15 GMT)

"if no B then no A" / "if there is no B then it will be no A"

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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Germaine: Euh... En français, ce n’est pas un titre. Il faudrait écrire "Réserve concernant l’obtention de permis", quelque chose comme ça.// En l’occurrence, tout ce qui permettrait d’ignorer qu’il n’y a aucune "réserve" dans le texte.
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  -> or any permutation / variation / recombination allowing to avoid offending sensitive ears / to pass past the style police. // yes - the style can be improved , but the basic idea is sound, I would think.
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