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Weve been leasing a restuarant space for 2 years. In our lease it states Taxes and

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We've been leasing a restuarant space for 2 years. In our lease it states Taxes and Insurance will be made available by March-June for the current year and then we should pay for them by July. For the past two years the landlord forgot to give us these firgures and now is seeking payment. Are we obliged to pay these as they were not given to us by March-June? Granted these were from 2 year ago now.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Loren replied 3 years ago.
If the lease agreement contains a limitation on how far back the landlord may bill for them the landlord is obligated to abide by those provisions. Additionally, most commercial leases also provide for the tenant to be able to audit the tenant charges. You will want to check those provisions, as well. If you are past the period for which you are allowed to audit the account you should not be held liable for those expenses. Otherwise, most leases provide that you can be liable for adjustments during the lease term. It all hinges on what is contained in your actual lease.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
There is nothing regarding dates or audits and such. Is it worth seeking more legal help to not pay these or are we best of coming to some kind of payment terms.
Expert:  Loren replied 3 years ago.
Before agreeing to pay anything, it is not a bad idea to have the lease reviewed by local counsel. Especially, if the landlord keeps coming back for more money. An attorney may be able to get the landlord to stop.

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