When it comes to renting property for a business here in Orange County or elsewhere, tenants have more freedom to negotiate terms with the owner of the property than in residential situations. This provides more flexibility and the opportunity to receive better terms. Before sitting down to talk terms with a potential landlord, it would be useful to understand the vocabulary associated with a commercial lease.
After being in a rental space for some time, an Orange County tenant may be comfortable and not want to move. If this is the case, a review of the original lease would be in order some months prior to its end. Starting to think about renewing a commercial lease sooner rather than later could save a tenant from accepting unfavorable provisions.
One of the primary decisions that a new California company needs to make is where it will do business. In the retail industry, this often involves setting up shop in a shopping center or mall. When it comes to leases in this world, property owners often want percentage leases from their tenants.
When Orange County business owners look for a space in which to do business, they may not find the perfect setup. For this reason, many prospective tenants like to include leasehold improvements as part of a commercial lease. These improvements can quickly get out of control financially, and careful consideration should be given to them.
We recently blogged about various considerations a business owner must account for prior to signing a commercial lease. However, commercial lease transactions are complicated, and books can be written (and have) on all of the ways a business must protect itself when signing a commercial lease. Below are a few more important items to consider.
Developers here in California and across the country have known for some time that they need to change their tactics when it comes to retail developments. Malls and shopping centers are no longer the retail meccas they once were. Thanks to online shopping, these establishments must adapt or risk completely losing their relevance.
California small business owners know how difficult it can be to find the right space from which to operate a company. Finding the right place at a price that works for the budget may tempt a business owner to move forward as quickly as possible, but it is prudent to be careful and cautious regarding the terms of a commercial lease. It is beneficial to first understand the different types of commercial leases before signing.
These days, new business owners here in California and elsewhere make sure they have an online presence. They know that this will be an important part of their business. However, if they plan to work out of a retail space, they need to be sure that they choose the right location, which requires some consideration.
Deciding to open a business here in Orange County may require an individual to find a space to rent. If this is his or her first foray into the commercial lease world, a person may find it much different than when renting a first apartment in college. There are numerous differences between residential leases and commercial leases, and understanding the vocabulary involved may help. One of the most important concepts that differentiate between these two leases is "base rent."
Starting a new business is an exciting time for many Orange County entrepreneurs. The urge to get started can sometimes be difficult to deny, but with so many matters to attend to before opening the doors, patience may be a virtue even if it is not appreciated. This may especially true when it comes to signing a commercial lease since taking the time to ensure that it is ready for a signature may take some time.