Do I have the right to audit my lease?

The simple answer is, in most cases, yes.

Many leases grant tenants the right to review the books and records of the landlord to ensure that the charges billed are correct. These clauses often state that the tenant has, upon reasonable notice, the right to visit the landlord’s offices and review the applicable accounting records. In addition, every tenant has a general contract right to ensure that the bills received are correct.

For a more detailed discussion of this issue, please see our Lease Tip, Negotiating Lease Audit Rights