Your Monroe Office Rent Is Much More Than Just Rent
Most lease agreements that you will see in the normal office building are extremely complex and require a seasoned professional to read through them. Of course in this rent could and more than likely will include maintenance fees, operating expenses of the building, utilities bills and much more. These fees are passed on to the tenant in which case it may be seen as Additional Rent to the renter.
There are three main types of lease agreements that will display the type of rent you will be paying:
1). Expense Stop: This lease agreement states that the tenant renting the given space must pay a set amount per square foot. This is typically built in to the rent and only square footage over that which is stated will be paid through the pro-rata.
2). Base Year: A base calendar year is decided upon, normally the year in which the renting begins, and the tenant must then pay their pro-rata amount towards the operating expenses when it is over the base year amount.
3). Net Lease: In this final agreement type, there are no stop or base years. The tenant renting the space must now pay their pro-rata amount per each year they lease.
If you take a look at the lease agreements from all landlords, most of the time they are very broadly defined and leave a lot for the imagination. As a Monroe tenant representative though, seeing all of the calculations of the operating expenses are a necessity from the beginning. With that being said though, landlords will consider taxes, insurance and utilities to be uncontrollable operating expenses.
At the end of the day though, the operating expense or additional rent item on your monthly rent amount if just one of many ways that the landlords can confuse their tenants in to paying more than necessary. Having an experience Monroe Office Representative on your side can help you immensely to make sure that you are getting the best deal possible for your business. Negotiating a lease can be a daunting task, but with the help of a tenant advisor, all risks will be mitigated.