We entered into a commercial lease for a space that was advertised as 810 square feet. We have a unique five year government contract
to test candidates on their knowledge on public swimming pool operations, and have obtain the contract to offer testing large groups of candidates at once, and applied for and obtained the business
license to do this at the location based on the understanding that we had 810 square feet. We have recently found that we only have 625 square feet, which most likely will affect the number of candidates we can handle, and may cause us to be in violation of our business license and the fire codes among other things.
Our lease was based upon a price per foot amount, and is a year-to-year lease, with the first year earlier passed, and we are now into our 4th month of our second year. Are we entitled to void the lease and ask for a refund for the difference we have previously paid in regard to the advertised size of 810 square feet, since the actual size is 625 square feet?
Again, we are concerned that we may be violating zoning codes, fire codes regarding occupancy numbers, and our agreement with the government, among the issues for we approached for the approval of the sight with the understanding we had the full 810 square feet.