If you are renting the space for small business, there is no need of brokers. The negotiation takes place between tenant and the landlord. But for larger businesses brokers are hired.They also help in negotiating the rent and lease conditions.If you hire a broker you need to pay them a certain percent of gross value of your rentwhich is known as commission. The tenant broker will pay his broker and the landlord broker will pay his.Usually they receive 4 or 5% of gross value.
Once you get the lease documentsmake sure to read them carefully and have all the things listed in detail for which you will be paying yourself. The lease might just say utility, but it is always better to list in detail what those utility include so thatthere is no misunderstanding later or the landlord might demand for payment of things that are not listedand say it comes under utility.
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