Tenant A business is Buko Shake/Buko Juice.
Tenant B business is General Merchandise (Sari-sari store, Eatery, etc).
Both tenants signed their respective lease agreements almost at the same time, and are aware of the other's business. And both leased premises have been renovated (at my expense) to accommodate their business requirements.
Tenant A has not yet started, pending connection of new Electric and Water lines.
Tenant B has been in business for two months now.
Here is when the problem started:
Tenant B began selling different types of products: hamburgers, squidballs, cellphone load, and recently... BUKO SHAKE/BUKO JUICE.
As a result, Tenant B became a direct competitor of Tenant A. As a lessor, we want our tenants to both become profitable and not compete with each other. And since it is Tenant A's only product... we know that Tenant A will be the one affected.
We CALMLY asked Tenant B to remove the new product (buko shake) since they knew very well that it was the business of the second tenant. But they said that we had no right to stop them from selling it. It has come to a point where Tenant B filed a complaint against us at the Barangay Hall for harassment.
Tenant B is claiming that they will loose money if they stop selling buko shake. Tenant A is threatening to withdraw, causing me to lose money as renovations for Tenant A business have already been done.
Amongst the two tenants, Tenant B is showing themselves to be difficult to work with. Can we evict them on these grounds even if not included in the lease contract?
Thank you very much.