Lease Audits

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Understand Common-Area Maintenance Charges to Avoid Commercial Lease Errors

Anyone looking over a lease document for a commercial property is bound to come across charges that may be unfamiliar or confusing. Common-area maintenance charges are one category that will almost certainly come up, so it’s worth doing your research to understand them. Common-area maintenance charges (or CAMs) in commercial real estate agreements are a …

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5 Common Commercial Lease Insurance Clauses You Should Know About

A commercial lease is needed when a business rents a property from a landlord because it provides a legal framework for both parties. This document includes all the rules the building owner and tenants will have to follow throughout the agreement, and it also outlines specific responsibilities. It will also include commercial lease insurance clauses, …

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The Ultimate Guide to Commercial Lease Abstracts

Commercial real estate agreements are often hundreds of pages long, which is why having a commercial lease abstract at your disposal is a good idea. These documents present critical information in a consumable form, eliminating much of the confusion from commercial real estate (CRE) contracts. Every lease abstract should present essential data from the real …

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How to Renegotiate a Commercial Lease to Get a Better Deal

Aside from saving funds, knowing how to renegotiate a lease can help you gain additional benefits. Negotiating a commercial lease can be tricky. Improper negotiation styles lead to missed opportunities for the best possible real estate deals. You may also find your business struggling to pay rent, immersing in unnecessary expenses, or feel after a …

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Why You Should Pursue a Commercial Lease Audit

If you’ve negotiated a solid lease agreement, you might not think you need to conduct a commercial lease audit. In a perfect world, maybe you wouldn’t have to. The complex language of a commercial lease means it’s easy for landlords to pass charges along to you intentionally or unintentionally, however. These overcharges could break your …

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How to Conduct an In-Depth Commercial Lease Audit

A commercial lease is a significant jump for any business, and for landlords, it is a big payday. With commercial complexes, some costs are passed through to the tenants like repairs, cleaning, utility landscaping, management services, and operating expenses. The list can be endless, depending on your specific location in DC. The chance to get …

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