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Usable Versus Rentable Square Footage

Schorr Law’s lead commercial real estate attorney was recently quoted on a popular website – After Class –  explaining the difference between usable square footage and rentable square footage in the commercial leasing context.   This term is sometimes referred to as the loss factor.  A simple way to remember the difference is that usable square footage is the actual space within the walls of the leased premises while rentable space includes a percentage of the common area too. At Schorr Law we help our clients negotiate favorable terms on commercial leases and commercial lease extensions and amendments.  We also have experience litigating nearly every aspect of commercial leasing disputes. To read Mr. Schorr’s recent quotes, click on the link below. What Is “Loss Factor” And How

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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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