top of page
  • Writer's pictureTanya S Osensky

How I Help: Commercial Leases & CAM Audit Clause

A small tornado affected my client’s company office last year, causing minor structural damage at their office building. A few months later, they received a bill from the landlord for $30,000 for structural repairs.

This is an example of a pass through operating expense, which is common in commercial leases.

Luckily, before my client signed that lease, I had negotiated a change that limited how operating expenses were calculated and included audit rights for my client.

I recommended getting an audit done before paying the bill. After the audit, my client ended up paying only $2,000.

As a transactional lawyer, I add value by negotiating contract changes up front, rather than litigating them after the fact. That saves my clients a lot of money.

Recent Posts

See All

Darla has a small retail shop in a suburban strip mall. When she got her last bill from her landlord, she was incredulous at the amount. She felt like her hair was set on fire. He was charging her for

In a commercial lease, a tenant could make two types of transfers: sublease or assignment. A sublease is a transfer of less than the whole lease, and an assignment is a transfer of the whole lease. My

bottom of page