Hidden Charges and Bad Faith Are Rooted out in Lease Audits

Hidden Charges and Bad Faith Are Rooted out in Lease Audits | Harlan Levine

{5 minutes to read} If you are the tenant under a commercial lease, there is a good chance you are being overcharged. Studies suggest that as many as 75% of tenants are being overcharged by their landlords, sometimes inadvertently, sometimes not. Tenants typically focus on the monthly rent, but overcharges are frequently seen in billing for Common Area Maintenance (CAM) charges which includes the landlord’s maintenance, operational and, often, administrative costs of the property. In most cases, the tenant is responsible for a certain percentage of CAM costs.

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