I have become involved with the renewal of this lease as an adviser.
I have many years experience as both landlord and consultant in shopping centre matters.
i have a very strong suspicion based on my experience that the charges are excessive.If I am correct I intend to demand a refund going back 2 renewals (6 years)
I suspect the landlord has enjoyed over recoveries for many years.
Your advice is good and if I have to I will try the access to information option.
FYI landlords exploit small tenants and have a take it or leave it view
in the knowledge that small independent mom and pops tenants never query charges or the terms of their leases
My client ,like hundreds of others don't want to rock the boat for fear of losing their premises and therefore their livelihoods.
I call it extortion!
Thanks again for your advice.
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