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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.

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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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