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The monthly rent for store is 975.00 a month.Contract states Tenant's fractional Share at 5.5% of building.

Pittsfield, MA |

Increased insurance cost, real estate tax, Water and sewer. Is this 5.5% extra to be added to monthly rent?

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With commercial tenancies, the answer typically is yes, insurance, taxes, utilities, etc. are shared expenses. But, you would have to look to the terms of your lease and discuss how you are to be billed for these items with your landlord. Commercial tenancies are much more flexible in terms of what and how the burden for expenses like you have mentioned can be shouldered by the tenant.

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Depends on the wording of the lease, though generally it's an add on. I would be happy to review the lease and discuss this with you free if charge. My number is 413-442-6031. Thanks.


Sorry, but the only way to know is to see the lease.

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