There are three basic types of commercial real estate rental. These leases are organized around two methods of calculating rents: “net” and “gross.” The gross tenancy agreement usually means that a tenant pays a lump sum for the rent, which the landlord bears. The net tenancy agreement has a smaller base rent, with other fees being paid by the tenant. The modified gross rental agreement is a happy marriage between the two. Although conditions vary considerably from building to building, this basic overview will help businesses get the best possible deal. From the tenant`s and/or tenant`s point of view, a net tenancy must adequately compensate for the risk the tenant takes from the landlord. In other words, the cost differential between gross leasing and net leasing must be large enough to offset the unpredictable costs of maintenance and the potential increase in tax and insurance costs. The landlord gives some money in the rent to save headaches, and the tenant takes the discount knowing that the annual cost of real estate can vary. To go a step further, a gross lease agreement leaves most of the cost of owning and operating the building under the responsibility of the lessor.

In particular, gross rental still requires the owner to pay property taxes, property insurance and routine maintenance and repair costs. This type of rental is most often used for independent commercial buildings. However, it has also been used in detached houses. For example, a tenant may miss or delay payments to the municipality, which means the landlord is on the hook for them. This may result in fines and/or additional costs. That`s why most homeowners take property taxes from rents. They prefer that the payment go through them, so that they know that taxes are paid on time and in the right amount. When evaluating options for office space rentals, it is important to compare the different rental options based on all expenses and not just base rental prices.

NNN base rental prices are generally much lower, with additional expenses for the actual monthly interest rate. Tenants may prefer gross leasing because it makes budget planning extremely easy. There are no variable costs related to the property – they will pay the fixed fee and that is the end of the story. Net leasing, often referred to as net leasing or N-leasing, is not as common in the rental world. In the case of such a tenancy agreement, the lessor transfers a minimal risk to the tenant who pays the property tax. This means that all other costs – such as insurance, maintenance, repairs and care services – are the responsibility of the owner. The owner is also responsible for all maintenance and/or repair work that must be carried out inside the property during the lease. Net leasing is the most common for commercial real estate occupied by a single tenant, although it is not unheard of in situations where there are few tenants in a building.

Warehouses, independent retail buildings, entertainment venues and medical buildings are examples of types of real estate that typically use net leasing. Landlords generally appreciate expenses and charge tenants a portion of these expenses on the basis of their proportional or proportional share. For example, a tenant who rents a 10,000-square-metre building would have to pay 10% of the building`s taxes, insurance and CAMS. As with gross leasing, the cost of leasing these additional expenses is much lower in the context of a triple net lease. While triple-net is the most common type of net rental, there are modified leasing structures to cover any possibility. In the context of a “net electricity” lease, for example, the landlord pays most of the costs, but the tenant is responsible for the consumption of electricity. A bondable lease (also called “absolute triple net lease,” “true triple net lease,” “hell-or-high-water lea