Section 6.5.Construction of the Project. In determining the amount payable by Tenant in accordance with this Article 6, the amount of Real Estate Taxes assessed against any buildings, additions to buildings or improvements (other than to the Premises and other than any buildings, additions or improvements within the area designated as “Major 4” on Exhibit A) constructed after the first full Lease Year included in the Term in which the Center is assessed by the applicable assessment authority or authorities as a completed project, which are not in replacement of buildings or improvements damaged or destroyed by fire or other casualty, plus an allocable portion of any Real Estate Taxes assessed against the land (exclusive of buildings) upon which the Center is situated, shall be deducted from the Real Estate Taxes for the Center, and the Floor Area of any such new buildings or additions shall be deducted from the Floor Area of the Center prior to computation of Tenant’s Pro Rata Share of Real Estate Taxes.
Section 6.6.Tax Refunds. For purposes of calculating Tenant’s Pro Rata Share of Real Estate Taxes under Section 6.2, the Real Estate Taxes on the Center for any Tax Year shall mean such amounts as shall be finally determined after deducting abatements, refunds, rebates or credits, if any (less the reasonable and substantiated cost and expense of obtaining the same), plus any interest which the taxing authority may credit on account of the overpayment of Real Estate Taxes, to be payable with respect to the Center for such period (exclusive of separately assessed parcels if Landlord is not required to pay the Real Estate Taxes levied thereon). Expenses of a tax reduction or abatement proceeding shall include reasonable amounts for attorneys’ fees and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, but shall not include any amounts paid or payable to the party prosecuting the review or to any person or legal entity having an interest in the Center (or any affiliate thereof) or to any employee of any of them or to any third party contractor to “review” bills or assessments. Landlord shall not be entitled to reimbursement of the expenses of tax abatement proceedings conducted by Landlord other than out of the proceeds of the tax abatement successfully obtained. If Landlord should obtain a tax abatement allocable to any Tax Year, all or a portion of which is included in the Term, Landlord’s obligation upon Landlord’s prompt reconciliation of Tenant’s obligations for Real Estate Taxes with respect to such Tax Year, to reimburse all or a portion of Tenant’s payment of Real Estate Taxes for such Tax Year, shall survive the expiration or earlier termination of this Lease.
Section 6.7.Right to Contest Taxes. If Tenant desires to initiate any proceedings to obtain an abatement or reduction of any Real Estate Taxes assessed against the Tenant’s Tax Parcel or the Center, Tenant must first notify Landlord, in writing, of its desire to pursue such action. After the notice is sent, Landlord shall have twenty (20) days to notify Tenant whether it wishes to pursue the action on its accord. Should Tenant fail to receive such written notice from Landlord within the prescribed period, Tenant may initiate and prosecute the action. In connection with any such proceeding, Landlord shall cooperate with Tenant, including the joining in, and signing of, any protest or pleading which Tenant may deem it advisable to file (but at no cost, expense or liability to Landlord). Tenant shall keep Landlord informed of the status of its tax review. If Landlord elects to initiate the proceeding, Landlord shall use reasonable efforts to obtain a reduction in Real Estate Taxes. Landlord shall keep Tenant informed of the status of its tax review and not terminate or withdraw the same without Tenant’s prior written consent, not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed. Landlord shall also permit Tenant to present to the taxing authority any information pertaining to the basis for establishing the assessed valuation of the Premises. Landlord shall not, in any event, make application to the taxing authorities which, if granted, would change the manner in which the Premises are being, or will be, assessed, or which would have the effect of increasing the assessed valuation of the Premises, without Tenant’s prior written consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld, conditioned or delayed. In any event, if Landlord makes such application without Tenant’s consent, and as a result thereof, such Real Estate Taxes are increased, Tenant shall not be responsible for paying any increase in Real Estate Taxes on Tenant’s Tax Parcel or Tenant’s Pro Rata Share of such increase.
Section 6.8.Improvement or Special Assessment District. If at any time during the Term, any Governmental Authority shall undertake to create any improvement or special assessment district with boundaries that encompass all or any portion of the Premises, Tenant may appear in any proceeding relating thereto. Tenant may also exercise all of Tenant’s rights to exclude the Premises from the proposed improvement or assessment district or reduce the amount of the proposed levy. Notwithstanding Tenant’s right, Landlord is not prevented from taking a different position than Tenant with respect to any part of the Center that lies outside the Premises. Landlord shall promptly advise Tenant of the receipt of any notice or other