You may want to access the premises at times when the building is not normally open and should be able to do so 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whether during usual working hours or on holidays. This should not be a problem.

Electricity, of course, and elevator service are to be expected. However, there are some services that may not be routinely provided during hours when the building is not operating. If you need security guards or maintenance at this time, if these services are available, the extra cost will be charged to you.

Commercial leases are usually prepared with up to four copies and each copy must be signed by you with your original signature. To be sure there is not an accidental substitution of pages, you should initial each and every one of these lease pages.

Tenants renting space in retail shopping centers or malls are usually required to pay a share of advertising fees. Serious consideration should be given as to requesting a limit on annual increases as this cost is part of the landlord’s operating budget and if the center is not doing well, you may be charged more than you can realistically afford to pay.

Requirements of the tenant for payment of repair and maintenance of the premises should be clearly set out in the lease. Commercial tenants renting space in office buildings are routinely responsible for the interior while the landlord is responsible for the exterior of the building and for common areas.