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  • Writer's pictureRaphael Collazo

What is an Index Lease?

An index lease is a type of commercial lease that includes provisions for adjusting the rent based on an external benchmark or index. The index is typically tied to a measure of inflation or the cost of living, and it is used to periodically adjust the rent to reflect changes in the market.

Index leases are often used in situations where the landlord and tenant want to protect against inflation or the potential for rising costs. By linking the rent to an external index, the landlord and tenant can ensure that the rent remains fair and reasonable over the term of the lease, while still providing some level of stability and predictability.

There are several different types of indices that can be used in an index lease, including the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the Office Market Index (OMI), and the Property Price Index (PPI). The specific index used in an index lease will depend on the terms of the lease and the needs of the landlord and tenant.

It's important to carefully review the terms of an index lease to understand how the rent will be adjusted and what factors will be taken into account. This can help ensure that both the landlord and tenant are comfortable with the terms of the lease and can make informed decisions about whether it is a good fit for their needs.

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