/Tag: CAM

Common Area Defined


Common Area defined For lease purposes, common area is defined as the areas of a building that are available for the nonexclusive use of all its tenants, such as lobbies, corridors, and parking lots. Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Common Area Maintenance (CAM) charges are charges that are paid by the tenant for the upkeep of areas designated for use and benefit for all tenants.  CAM charges are common in commercial transactions and may include lobby areas, centralized bathrooms, parking lots and more.  Capital Improvements are commonly included within CAM charges when a tenant receives a statement from the landlord. Why does this matter [...]

Common Area Defined2017-10-14T13:49:53+00:00

Rent Increase Triggers Hidden in Plain Sight


We've discussed  lease negotiations for office and industrial space multiple post, but have not gone into too much detail yet on why negotiations are so important! One of the benefits of negotiations is identifying and removing cost increase triggers in the lease that can be debilitating to a small or midsized business. If the landlord decides to repair or replace any number of items that could be considered a capital improvement the tenants will pay additional rent or CAM charges in a “standard lease”.  The impact of these triggers can further impacted by the type of financing the landlord decides to [...]

Rent Increase Triggers Hidden in Plain Sight2017-10-14T13:49:53+00:00