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The Basics of Real Estate Leases

That retail lease may seem simple, but there could be more to it than meets the eye.

This story appears in the October 2006 issue of Start Up.

Question: I just started a and am looking to lease retail space in a local shopping mall. Are there any "gotchas" I should be looking out for in a lease agreement?

Answer: Shopping center leases can be very tricky because in most states there's no standard form that all landlords use. Here's what you should be on the alert for.

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