I have leased a vacant land for a company for a long duration & they have erected structure thereon. As per lease agreement, the lessee( company) should pay building tax to the municipality & only land tax by owner( around 10% of total tax). The municipality authorities telling they have not paid tax from many years. The company is telling me to pay & later they will reimburse(only tax & not interest/penalty). Is this violation of lease terms & valid reason to approach court for eviction?. They are regularly paying me rent.
The agreement clearly states any amount payable by owner to government body can be paid by lessee & deducted from rent. So as per my understanding they can deduct land tax from rent.