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Asked on Nov 23, 2023

What are 'common areas' in a building lease?

I am a tenant in a commercial building and I am currently in the process of negotiating a lease for my business. I am unfamiliar with the terminology used in the lease agreement and I wanted to gain a better understanding of what is meant by “common areas” as it is mentioned in the document. I want to ensure that I am fully aware of my rights and responsibilities as a tenant of the building.

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Answered 83 days ago

Darryl S.

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Common areas - Areas of the property that are for the use of all tenants, such as lobbies, hallways, parking lots, courtyards, etc. The lease usually specifies that these areas are maintained by the landlord. The lease should clearly define common areas and provide details on the use and maintenance of these facilities.

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