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Commercial Leasing – Rentable versus Usable Square Footgage

What is the difference between rentable and usable square feet? This difference is important to know and understand in the context of negotiating a commercial lease and/or litigating a commercial leasing dispute.   Usable Square Feet is the actual space contained within the walls of the leased premises.  Typically, this is the area that you would visibly identify as the leased space and that the tenant exclusively occupies.  The calculation of the usable square footage does not include areas like lobbies, restrooms, stairwells, elevators, shared hallways and other common areas. In contrast, rentable square footage is the usable square footage plus a portion of the building’s common area or shared space.   For rentable square footage the commercial landlord assigns a portion of the shared space to the

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Commercial Lease Counseling – Exclusive Use Provisions

At Schorr Law, our commercial lease attorneys frequently provide our clients with advice regarding commercial leases – whether it be at the outset of lease negotiations or during litigation. In so doing, we see many things that landlords and leasees frequently fail to give proper attention.   Over the next several days we are going to be exploring various provisions in commercial leases that we think make sense to pay particular attention to regardless of whether you are the landlord or the tenant.  Let’s begin with exclusive use provisions. Exclusive Use Provisions. Many commercial leases have restrictions in them that prohibit certain types of business from operating within a certain radius of that businesses. For example, years ago we represented a national ice cream franchise in their

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Zachary D. Schorr has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) list for attorneys in Real Estate for 5 straight years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2016 he was also included as one of the top 100 lawyers in Southern California in this category. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

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