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The Commercial Leasing Process

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Leasing space for a business can be a complicated process. There are several variables to consider including location and cost.

Here are general guidelines for how the leasing process works and what you should expect as a business owner. However, keep in mind that the leasing process is often unique for every situation. These steps may vary depending on a variety of factors.

Commercial Lease Types

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Entering into a commercial lease is rarely a straightforward process. There are many different factors that are subject to change throughout the leasing process. Understanding the different types of leases is one of the first steps you’ll need to take before entering into any contract.

The list below provides some general information about commercial leases. Other parameters and guidelines with relation to tenant costs versus landlord costs are subject to points outlined in the individual lease.

What is a 1031 Exchange?

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A 1031 exchange, also called a like-kind exchange, is a transaction under United States law which specifies that if an asset such as land or a building is sold and the proceeds of the sale are then reinvested in a like kind asset, then no gain or loss is recognized. This allows the deferment of capital gains taxes.