Category: Leases & Titles
Break options and clauses are a popular addition to leases of commercial properties; a handy addition to any lease agreement or contract in real estate that is beneficial for a landlord and tenant.
In the main, you see them most in regular lease agreements of commercial and business premises with a break option in there. However, they can still be within residential longer leases and shorter-term agreements.
What is a Break Option Clause?
When looking at what a break option clause means - they allow one party to terminate the lease agreement before the end of the natural term.
So, the lease may be five years long, however, a landlord or tenant may have the option to end or break the lease after say the third year.
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Category: Rent Monies
The basis of paying rent in a lease of commercial business premises is often a fixed amount per year with whatever rent review arrangements in the future to suitably adjust to the market level at that point or though a prescribed RPI basis in the index-linked calculation.
Whilst you may have slight differences in how this is apportioned over every quarter or charging period, it is essentially a fixed amount that everyone can budget for.
However, ‘turnover rents’ are different and variable year-on-year. Designed to connect the amount of rent a tenant pays to their successful trade at a property, they can be a helpful incentive for both a tenant and landlord at a property.
But on the other side of the coin, they can get...
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Category: Rent Monies
Rent review clauses are common in leases of commercial property to re-adjust the rent every so often.
On a traditional format, this is every three of five years and on an ‘open market’ basis, which basically means what the fair local rent should be.
Plus, they’re usually ‘upwards only’ rent reviews that mean the rent can only go up and not below the initial rent – great news for landlords.
However, you can come across rent review clauses that give a more certain mathematical calculation of what any rent should be rather than leaving it to people like rent review surveyors to decide what any market rent should be.
These can be still every few years, although more common on an annual basis.
Although simple in principle and practice when...
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Sales & Lettings
Here are various blog resources related to the sales & lettings of a property, and all related transactions, with sub-category resources of Sales & Lettings. Whether you're involved in these directly yourself, or you're working with other sales/letting agents and interests, these help highlight important property managemnet factors to consider.
Leases & Titles
Here are various blog resources related to all forms of leases, titles, and legal documentation involved with property interests, with sub-categories for Leases and Titles resources. Whether a straight forward lease agreement or complicated legal documentation, here is help to understand what you're trying to achieve and then practically how to easily do this.
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Services & Compliance
Here are various blog resources related to the services and compliance at a property, with sub-categories of Fire Safety, Security, Cleaning & Hygiene, Health & Safety, Utilities & Energy, Maintenance, Other Services, Facilities, and Planning. These range from say your fire and health and safety compliance, through to services like cleaning and utilitities. These resources help provide an overview of each area without getting too technical, so you can plan it all in at the right time and best cost.
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Condition & Repairs
Here are various blog resources related to the condition of a property and any repairs and alterations required, with sub categories of Condition and Repairs. Whether it's a reactive roof repair, pro-active maintenance plan, or carefully-chosen contractor - these help explain how to effectively keep properties in the right condition.