What Are Tenant Improvements?
What are tenant improvements? If you are considering an investment in a commercial property, this is a term you will want to be familiar with, before you sign on the dotted line of a lease agreement.
Tenant improvements are changes made to a commercial property, or building and typically done by the landlord unless otherwise negotiated in the terms of your lease agreement. These improvements are done to benefit the tenant and the tenant’s needs in the space. Tenant improvements can include flooring, wall coverings or paint, updated bathrooms or kitchens, new ceilings, replacing air conditioning units, private cubicles, and any other interior items found in a commercial or industrial building.
The cost of tenant improvements is negotiated between the landlord and the tenant, and will be spelled out in your lease agreement. However, depending on the landlord and the terms in your lease, you may be able to renegotiate these costs or receive a reduction in rent costs, if it means you will be extending your time in the space.
Although the costs are negotiated, the tenant typically has a say in who is hired and what is done for building improvements. Tenant improvements can run between $5.00 and $15.00 per square foot, but the final cost will depend on how the work that is being done, and the materials selected.
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