Understanding Net Leases and How They Affect Investments.
Real estate industry in one country is not similar to another due the different policies enacted by the authority bodies. When it comes to net lease in real estate, a lessee covers all or part of the costs that are associated with the maintenance, operation and using of the property in addition to the rent of the property. Some of the usual costs could involve the taxes that are associated with the property, janitorial costs, property management costs and also trash collection in some cases.
The costs are broken down into three categories which are maintenance, insurance, and taxes. There are different kinds of leases and it would do well for a potential investor to understand them before venturing into a new market. Single a neat lease is the first category of net lease, where the tenet of the property will cover the rent and the taxes on the property and nothing more. The next category, double net lease, sees the tenant pay the insurance [premiums of the property in addition to the rent and the taxes on the property.
The third category or the triple net lease has the tenant paying the rent and all other costs that are associated with the property. Single net lease are not that common in the market because the tenet has very little risk on their shoulders as they cover only the taxes. In covering taxes in the single net leases a landlord might state their wish of the tax payments to go through them so that they can make sure that the tent meets the payments on time and that they pay them in full.
Having made the decision to make an investment in a property that has a net lease, you need to know that the leases will almost always favor the landlord. Negotiating the net leases is possible and as the investor you just need to understand the process and the tips on how to go about it. Negotiating the leases is a wise move because you will be liable for the rent and the extra expenses regardless of whether your business is suffering losses or doing well.
Ideally the rent before the percentage of the usual cost should be less than it would be if you were to in a standard lease agreement. This all points to one thing, research an investor will take a risk only when they are assured that the risk is worth taking, with the same intense research they need to understand the details in the lease . If the net lease does not work for you and your business you could consider gross lease where you pay an agreed amount of money on a monthly basis.