If you have ever been involved with an on-site lease audit of a landlord’s books and records, you would know that landlords hate them. With the widespread use of digitized record-keeping, many landlords are opting to send such records to their tenants electronically. This article discusses the benefits and limitations of sharing digital copies of Operating Expense/CAM records, and suggests sample lease language for that purpose.
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It’s the end of April, and you should have received your operating expense and tax reconciliations from 2011. But you face a problem: the receipt of these statements starts the clock on when you must notify your landlord of errors. If you don’t, your statements are “deemed” conclusive and binding, regardless of how blatant or obvious errors may be.
This article will show you how to deal with this costly restriction and to avoid it in the future.
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Why would a tenant’s operating expense bill be 10 times higher than expected just 2 years after occupying new space? Many real estate professionals will tell you that 80-90% of all corporate leases suffer from deficiencies; the question is–can you identify and remedy them? We’d like to arm you with some information to help navigate these waters and avoid some of the more dangerous issues. This LeaseTip addresses the dilemma a tenant that moves into an empty building can face.
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Marc E. Betesh, President and CEO of KBA Lease Services, has been honored by Property & Probate Magazine with the “Excellence in Writing Award – Best Practical Use Article in Real Estate”. Property and Probate Magazine is a publication of the American Bar Association section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.
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