Lease Rate

Lease Rate

What is the rental rate

The rental rate is the amount of money paid over a specified period of time for the rental of property, such as a building or an automobile. The rental rate that the lender earns by allowing another person to use his property compensates the lender for not being able to use the property for another purpose during the term of the lease.

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The rental rate can have two different nuances depending on the type of property rented. In commercial real estate, the rental rate is the cost of occupying space, commonly expressed in dollars per square foot of space per year. The rental rate can also be expressed in dollars per month, as for a rental contract, or even in dollars per year.

The terms of the lease will specify the period during which the rental rate applies and may also indicate progressive increases in the rental rate on multi-year leases. To get a clear idea of ​​the cost of renting a space, in addition to the rental rate, the potential tenant will need to know if the lease is simple, double or triple net, in other words, if he or the owner will be responsible for expenses such as utilities, maintenance and property taxes. Since most commercial rental rates are set in dollars per square foot, it is easier for the potential tenant (tenant) to compare the costs of renting buildings of different size profiles.

Rental rates on cars and equipment

In the case of an automobile lease, the monthly payment on the vehicle is based on the expected depreciation and residual value of the car (a predetermined amount that the car will be worth at the end of the lease term) as well as on the rate rental, which is usually shown as a percentage. With monthly payments, the tenant compensates the car dealership both for the depreciation of the vehicle and for immobilizing assets in vehicles instead of investing this money elsewhere. In this case, the rental rate is roughly equivalent to an interest rate. Rental payments include the rental rate factor, also known as the monetary factor, which captures the financing element for car rentals.

The difference between car rental rates and space rental rates

For cars and equipment, the leasing company basically buys the car from the dealer and leases it to you. The lessor has therefore “loaned” the money for the purchase and you are repaying this loan. Although the dealer and the leasing party may be the same person, having the three-way arrangement allows the dealer to sell inventory to the leasing arm and the leasing arm to generate income on these pseudo-loans before replacing the vehicle in the dealership as used inventory. The tenant gets a car that he can use without the burden of the property.

In the case of a commercial building, the building was constructed as an investment in the hope of bringing in tenants. There are only two entities in this transaction, and any compensation for the initial investment in the building is included in the rental rate as part of the overall business plan.

When to rent

The question of when to rent equipment or space rather than building or buying is one that businesses struggle with. Generally, the key factor is the duration of use of the leased asset. For short-term surges in equipment demand or operational expansion driven by temporary market conditions, leasing is an excellent solution that minimizes sunk costs. If the increased demand is expected to be long-term, the initial cost of ownership generally decreases relative to the savings over time and the appreciation potential of a commercial property. That said, some companies prefer to rent long-term anyway, as it saves the company from worrying about non-essential business issues like maintenance of equipment and buildings.

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