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rights of leasee on proof of triple net expenses

Discussion in 'Commercial Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by ceebee, Jun 26, 2010.

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  1. ceebee

    ceebee Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have a commercial triple net lease and my landlord provides me with a typed list of the operating expenses. I have repeatedly asked to see the bills that supposedly represent these expenses, and they have been putting me off for 4 months now, but they want me to sign a new lease (current one is up Jan. 2011). I do not want to sign a new lease until i can see for myself that they are billing me correctly. Because of all their "stalling", I am becoming more and more suspicious. What rights to I have to see and verify what they are charging me? They also charge me an additional 20% of the operating expenses. Is this normal?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Do not sign the new lease until you have seen the expenses.

    You might consider relocating, if this is that important to you.

    Yes, you should be able to see a complete accounting of your charges.

    Yes, it seems suspicious and crooked.

    Take the lease to a lawyer and ask him/her to review and revise it.

    Ask your lawyer to add this provision:
    "Make sure it requires this crooked landlord to disclose the expenses, before you are required to pay the rent. "

    Remember, you can't make others do anything.

    But, you sure as heck can control your own actions.

    The decision is yours.


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  3. ceebee

    ceebee Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you for the quick response. Is there a "commission" or some sort of gov't agency that would support this? For example, if you have a problem with an insurance company, you can go to the state's insurance commissioner to resolve. I did have a lawyer read my lease and he just came up with that it state "reasonable" expenses, which should mean I should be able to review the expenses, but that was all.
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    In my experience that agency in most states is the court.

    Ask the lawyer that looked at your lease, or call your local city hall and/or county building.

    Perhaps your local city councilperson or county official might be able to help?
     

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